I am a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. I believe in sharing my talents and experiences by giving back to the community by giving my time to coaching, church and especially to the disability community. I truly believe that all men and women are created equally.
In Sunday’s paper, there was the story of a young man living on his own and enjoying life. Once again this week, I will have the privilege of spending time with Andrew while serving together on the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/a-simple-unabashed-love-of-life-lb39n4v-134942348.html.
I always tell people, that the amount of knowledge that I take away from these meetings, particularly from the consumers, is more knowledge than I would ever learn in a book. Every time we get together as a Board, I learn something new that I am able to pass along to others, especially my son. By working and listening to these individuals, I know that my son will have the ability to live his life as he sees fit.
WOW, what a last week.
It started midweek with the start of the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD) meetings. On the first day, we heard from 3 members of the Legislative Fiscal Bureau on the Maintenance of Effort in regards to the Medicaid Waiver request made by DHS. The day ended with a discussion on supported living and the closing of Northern Wisconsin Center, a state institution.
This past weekend we had the honor of attending our 3rd Buzz's Bunch basketball game at the Bradley Center. For those of you who are not familiar with Buzz's Bunch here is a little background as Coach Buzz Williams tells it.
When Buzz was hired by Marquette to coach the Men's Basketball team, he asked the President of Marquette for 2 things. First that his family be taken care of. The second was that he wanted to have a Basketball Camp for individuals with special needs.
On behalf of the entire Fech Family, I wish you and yours a very Blessed, Safe and Merry Christmas
As I look back on 2011, it came with some pretty significant life changes.
The biggest change was the full transition from the transportation field (after 25 years) into a full time job in the long term care field. It is something that I probably never thought I would do, but it is something that I thoroughly enjoy. There is nothing like helping people with varying disabilities to be able to still have a say so in how they want to live their lives. To find out what their goals in life are and help them achieve these goals.
I want to wish everybody a Happy, Healthy and Safe 2012