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Review for Break Through Inc., Rapid City, SD, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In June of 2008, our oldest daughter (then 12) came home from a week at Camp Lutherhaven in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She had learned a new word during her week away at camp: "disability." It's not that she was unfamiliar with the term, of course, but more that she'd never given it much thought. We have a close friend confined to a wheelchair, but as is the nature of children, our daughter always just sort of "accepted" the fact that our friend can't walk, and never looked further. But then she heard Mr. Ben Anderson of Break Through, Inc. speak at camp, and was deeply impressed by what was said. She talked about the presentation for weeks, and still mentions it to this day (two years later). The topic was reinforced by her camp counselor that year who used a walker, despite her young age. Our daughter came home with a much more mature understanding of human nature and the ability to see limitations as gifts and opportunities. I applaud Mr. Anderson’s efforts to increase awareness of the potential of those with disabilities by his campaign to teach those who may not have had much prior experience with disabilities.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

No personal experience; only through our daughter's experience in hearing Mr. Anderson speak at summer camp.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  General Member of the Public & Our daughter heard Mr. Anderson speak at summer camp.