Park Lawn has been a part of my family since the early 1970’s. My sister Linda, born with Down Syndrome, began her school years there, at 2 1/2 years old. She received a wonderful education in a time where many thought to send these kids away. They were labeled uneducable, even by the medical profession.
Linda eventually became a part of the workshop employment crew, and moved into one of PL’s residential facilities (her choice).
Unfortunately, Linda’s health led her to pass at the age of 29. She was surrounded by her PL family those last hours. Singing her favorite Christmas songs in October.
It has been 18 years since Linda’s passing. PL is still a part of my family. I currently work in their Development Office (Linda’s first classroom). My family continues to support financially and with events.
It’s just hard to walk away from a place that has a piece of our hearts.
My wish for PL’s future would be, for ALL to feel the heart and see the good work this organization has provided for so many over the past 63 years. Also, hopes that it will continue for many more.
Park Lawn is a Wonderful Charity to support... Although, I’m a little biased.