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.
Today we start our annual Retreat for the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. As they have done in the past, the Board tries to spread the retreats around the State so that we can get a feel for what is affecting certain people in various parts of the State. This year we are in Ashland, WI.
As many of you know, we have a Challenger Baseball Disvison right here in Cudahy. With the help and support of the Cudahy St Francis Little Baseball Association we have grown our league from about 8 kids 3 years ago to 23 kids today. Some of the challenges that the the kids face range from Cerebral Palsy, to Down sydrome, from Autism, to Fragile X syndrome and everything in between.
Today, my wife and I start a string of about 10 days where we will only have 1 kid at home. The younger 2 left on vacation with their grandparents from Indiana this morning. The are heading back East, the only 2 scheduled events are the Marine Corps Museum and the Marine Barracks Show, which they saw last summer. There is the possibility of a stop in Hershey, PA for rides and chocolate. Tyler was asked about going, but since Angie and I were not going to be able to go, my Dad did not feel he could take the care that Tyler needs. My Dad was also taking my sister, who is wheelchair bound with MS. So my two other kids will be doing some pushing while on vacation.
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to spend about an hour at the Cudahy Health Department. While Carol Wantuch and her staff are probably best known for their efforts with the City Evacuation in 2009 and their H1N1 Clinic, so much more goes on in the Health Department.