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GWENDOLYN’S LEGACY PROJECT: First Fully Accessible Playground in Santa Barbara

July 21, 2018 by Victoria Strong

We are so excited to tell you about our plans for Gwendolyn’s legacy project — the first fully inclusive playground in Santa Barbara County! Not only will this space be accessible for all to play, our vision is a whimsical playground unlike anything in this community to spark curiosity and...

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The Gwendolyn Strong Award for the Love of Reading and Never Giving Up

June 19, 2018 by Victoria Strong

Thank you, Ms. Van Wickle, for remembering Gwendolyn so well. For sharing her life and legacy with such pride and grace. For loving her and for seeing her. We know she loved you and blossomed because of you and the inclusive classroom you created.

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All children should get to play

April 24, 2018 by Victoria Strong

We took Gwendolyn to this same playground - until we started to avoid it. It was her neighborhood park and we walked or drove by it daily. But let me explain how our experience differed.

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On Coming Alive: At Least, Finding Beauty in the Shards

March 01, 2018 by Victoria Strong

My mother was 34 when she was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. It was aggressive and doubled in size in the few weeks between diagnosis and surgery. She had a radical mastectomy, radiation, and chemotherapy. It was 1977. I was 6-months-old.

 

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SMA Community Grants Program Provides Help for Uncovered Expenses

October 26, 2017 by Victoria Strong

The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation's "SMA Community Grants" program has made financial grant contributions toward uncovered, tangible expenses associated with the challenges of SMA. We have helped families with the costs of an accessible van, home modifications, wheelchair repairs, lift system,...

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