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BRAVE.

August 13, 2018 by Victoria Strong

Brave. I used to think people were brave in only the heroic sense. Grand acts. But now I realize that we all make brave choices, little ones, almost every day. These little acts of bravery may seem so inconsequential that we don't even notice our own courage.

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Peace in the Pain

July 25, 2018 by Victoria Strong

Gwendolyn’s life taught me to be grateful. To look for the slivers of hope. When everything is crumbling you hold on to any morsel you can. And, even when the worst comes to fruition, there can be gifts within.

 

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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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