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Baking for Noah!

January 26, 2012

Baking for Noah!

Faculty of Rehab Med students and members of the Rehab Medicine Students Association, Marla, Frances, Tass, and Julia, man the table to raise money for Noah and his family.

It’s been said that different career choices call to different kinds of people, and Speech Pathology is no exception….we all love to help people, especially when it comes to kids! Last week, students from the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine pulled out their aprons and oven mitts to bake an assortment of goodies to help raise money for a little boy named Noah and his family. Noah was born with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, which caused oxygen deprivation and diffuse, bilateral brain damage. However, though the odds were stacked against him, Noah managed to pull through, and despite having some developmental delays, his parents describe him as doing very well.

Bake sale organizer, SLP student Marla Baum, further described the inspiration for the bake sale.

“We chose to support Noah and his family because one of our classmates, Amanda, was touched by his story that was featured on Global News sometime before Christmas. She approached our class presidents and me (as part of the RMSA) because she wanted to raise money for Noah’s special PT needs (a technique called “Anat Baniel“) that are not covered by Alberta Health Services. As part of Rehab Med, we thought it would be appropriate to help raise some awareness as well as funds for Noah and his family! I sent out a call for bakers and the response was fantastic! We set up a table brimming with baked goods at the Grand Opening of the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy Grand Opening and ended up raising over $500! There was tons of support from our classmates and other people on campus, it was a great success!”

Check out the blog that Noah’s family has set up, which provides more information about Noah and his story, and has an online donation system set up in case you missed the delectable treats that were for sale, but still want to help make a difference!

– Adele Courchesne

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