Friday, January 31, 2014
Emilie, 9 (centre), is travelling the world from her home of Lyon, France to meet children with disabilities, learn about their experiences and break social isolation. Emilie has cerebral palsy.
Most recently she and her mother Agnès spent three weeks in Peru. During this time they lived with three families: one had a child with Down syndrome, one had a child with autism and one had a child with cerebral palsy.
"We followed their everyday life, [rehabilitation] and school and shared ideas to improve quality of life," says Agnès Rairoux, Emilie's mother. "It was a fascinating and positive experience."
The family has started an association called Handiworld where you can watch a video clip of Emilie explaining her world tour.
We hope they may make a visit to Holland Bloorview during a trip to Canada!