“Best Buddies is wonderful”: Bob Neubauer

My daughter Lindsay has been involved with “Best Buddies” for a few years now, and what a great experience it has been for her. Having some disabilities has kept her out of many relationships with people her own age, but when she joined “Best Buddies” we were blessed with meeting a really wonderful young lady, Vanessa, from Wilfred Laurier University. Lindsay and Vanessa get along great, and I know they have both profited in many ways from their relationship. Vanessa just doesn’t seem to care that Lindsay has a few disabilities, and they never seem to stop laughing together when they are out and about. If there were more Vanessa’s in the world, what a wonderful place it would be!

During the last couple of years, I have attended numerous functions that Best Buddies have held; dinners, bowling, trips etc. I have watched your team members help out in every way they could to make sure that their “buddies” had the best time they could have. Some of the buddies have some severe disabilities, but that doesn’t seem to stop your team members from having a great time with them all. It is a real pleasure to sit back and watch how they interact, and learn from each other.

Since Lindsay was asked to be on the local Executive Committee, she has worked hard at it to make sure she carries her weight, and spends a lot of time in organizing and coming up with ideas and suggestions for future events. Every one of the Buddies gives her encouragement and the help she needs to succeed.

The whole concept of “Best Buddies” is a wonderful idea, and I am so happy that Lindsay was introduced to the program. God Bless all of your team members, and all of their buddies. This program works great, and I know that they all are enriched by it.

Best wishes and continued success to all of you,

Sincerely Yours,

Bob Neubauer
New Hamburg, Ontario

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