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Ben's Friends Fundraiser

Hi Past & Present Ben's Friends Supporters! 
We really need your help. Our annual Ben's Friends fundraiser is way below goal. So far we are at $14k with many generous donations. But at the very least we need to be at $25k, and ideally at $35k or above. 
We're probably the most efficient non profit in the world, helping 125,000 patients per month with a budget of $3k per month. But even we can't survive on $14k. 

Please donate at our super easy Donation Page at Ben's Friends . A $5 donation will make a big donation. Everything is tax deductible!

We realize most members aren't in a position to donate. Those members can help by spreading the word about the fundraiser on the communities and on Facebook. 

We need your help to keep Ben's Friends alive and going strong!
We really need your help! Please donate, even if it's $5, that will really help.

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Scott
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"“I think of a disability as being anything which undermines our belief and confidence in our own abilities”"

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* MOST IMPORTANT THING * Reinstate Paralympic Sailing

Started by Alan Thomas (Wales) in Uncategorized 46 minutes ago. 0 Replies

** MOST IMPORTANT THING TODAY ** Please Please sign this petition to save #Paralympic #Sailing…Continue

Tags: Paralympic, Sailing, Reinstate, THING, MOST

NAIDEX National 2015 (Birmingham, UK - mobility & disability Independent Living Equipment Expo.)

Started by Alan Thomas (Wales) in Uncategorized on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Attend Naidex National at Birmingham NEC from 28th April - 30th April 2015 for independent living aids, mobility products and occupational therapist seminars.http://www.naidex.co.uk/Continue

Tags: Independent, disability, Living, Equipment, Expo.)

International Day of Persons with Disabilities Achieving the Millennium Development Goals for People with Disabilities

Started by John "JC" Colyer in Uncategorized on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Goal 1: Eradicating extreme poverty and hungerPoverty is both a cause and consequence of disability. People with disabilities face stigma and discrimination in their communities and are frequently denied their basic rights such as food, education,…Continue

Man in wheelchair thrown out of a cinema because his ventilator was too noisy

Started by Alan Thomas (Wales) in Uncategorized Jan 16. 0 Replies

A man confined to a wheelchair says he was thrown out of Britain's largest cinema chain because his life-saving ventilator was making too much noise.item__content-block--image"">Richard Bridger Credit: SWNSRichard Bridger was kicked out by staff…Continue

Tags: his, because, ventilator, was, noisy

Making the most of the New Year, Celebrations (post via DHorizons)

Started by Alan Thomas (Wales) in Uncategorized Dec 31, 2014. 0 Replies

Disability, sex and relationships: making the most of New Year celebrations - See more at:…Continue

What is Disability?

Disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth, or occur during a person's lifetime.

People with a disability come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours, sex and cultures - just as we all do. The only thing that separates a person with a disability is that, for one reason or another, they are unable to do certain things in the same way as the mainstream of society. They may require some form of adaptation or alteration to assist them to overcome the effect of their disability.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities Achieving the Millennium Development Goals for People with Disabilities

Goal 1: Eradicating extreme poverty and hungerPoverty is both a cause and consequence of disability. People with disabilities face stigma and discrimination in their communities and are frequently denied their basic rights such as food, education,…See More
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Ben's Friends Monthly Newsletter - November 2014 Issue

Posted by Ben Munoz on November 27, 2014 at 12:08am 0 Comments

Just the Stats:

Communities: 38

Friends: 44,000+

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Ben's Friends Monthly Newsletter - October 2014 Issue

Posted by Ben Munoz on October 25, 2014 at 10:31pm 0 Comments

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Communities: 38

Friends: 43,500+

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