No, not Easter the holiday but rather the organization devoted to helping those with disabilities. My friend Angie was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Iowa 2009 and spoke at a recent Easter Seals event releasing a new study about children and families dealing with autism. Angie invited me to tag along and play papparrazi.

Angie is such a fabulous person. Just this morning I heard a quote that reminded me of Ang. "Service is the rent we pay for living" from Michelle Obama's recent commencement address at a college in California.

I won't even try to list the various activites and organizations Angie has impacted... honestly, I don't know them all. But I met Ang through the committee that puts on the town's celebration every year.

Olivia Myers, Miss Iowa 2008 was also there to support the recent developments the Easter Seals organization has made in autism research.

I had no idea Camp Sunnyside existed before last Wednesday. And I didn't realize how invaluable the services provided by the Easter Seals are those with disabilities and their families. They put on a camp for kids with autism every summer to help give them life skills as well as an opportunity to have a blast with other kids like them. There's a library where families can check out various developmental equipment to see if it makes a difference in their loved ones' life.
Thanks for the opportunity Ang. I had a great time!