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PROJECT MARIPOSA :: IPAD GRANTS #51-52

July 27, 2012 by Victoria Strong

Each week we announce the Project Mariposa grant recipients on our Facebook fan page. Meet Project Mariposa recipients 51 and 52. We know you will be moved by their increidble stories:

{WEEK TWENTY FOUR} Grantee #51: Alannah Bailey, Iowa :: "My daughter is almost two-years-old and has SMA Type 1/2. We know the iPad will help her communicate and have independence. She loves touching my phone to play the piano and scroll through my pictures. I think an iPad would be a great way to help teach her how to better communicate with me and her father, learn colors and numbers, and have fun." Congratulations Alannah! At your age, we know you will love all the cause/effect you can create with the iPad and we look forward to watching you learn with it!

{WEEK TWENTY FIVE} Grantee #52: Charlotte Schwarz, New Jersey :: "I'm a soon-to-be 22-year-old, originally from New Jersey, diagnosed at 19 months with SMA II. I just graduated from Duke University with a degree in neuroscience, and plan to attend medical school this Fall. It has been a difficult road, and I know that the challenges ahead are by far even greater. I have been lucky to have enormous support from my parents and family, whose encouragement has never wavered. With an iPad, I would be able to take notes quickly and efficiently during my medical studies. In the past, I rarely took my laptop to class because it is heavy, and I cannot properly store or protect it by myself. Furthermore, I could use the iPad to read PDFs and textbooks for school. Binders and books have always been a challenge for me to carry around, and I am usually restricted to studying in my room at my desk where the books and laptop are laid out for me. With an iPad, I could study with my peers anywhere. The graphics would also be great for learning anatomy. Since I will be away from home, I would also use the video to stay in touch with my family." Congratulations Charlotte! And best of luck in medical school.

To learn more about this program click the image below or visit ProjectMariposa.com 

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