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Support children that suffer from cerebral palsy

Dear Prodigy Instruments Friends,
We at Prodigy Instruments have been calling upon all our friends to join us in a revolutionary advocacy effort to help handicapped children with cerebral palsy. This effort has resulted in more than $1,000 in donations!

Many of you might know that Anna and I have an 8 year old son, Sixten, who is severely handicapped and suffers from cerebral palsy. Sixten is profoundly retarded, and unable to walk, talk or even eat. He receives his nutrition via a feeding tube. Sixten's physical condition is getting worse due to advancing scoliosis (a 55 degree curve in his spine), resulting in painful deformities to his hips and legs.

We have worked tirelessly to provide the kind of care for Sixten that will help him achieve his best potential in life. Five years ago Anna and I discovered a multidisciplinary educational methodology originating in Hungary called Conductive Education (CE). After a short introduction to CE in Budapest during the summer of 2004, Sixten was noticeably stronger, more confident and happier. Sadly though, this particular method is not available in America's public schools for special-needs children.

For the past three years we have been fighting for the inclusion of Conductive Education in public school curriculums. Now our efforts may actually start paying off. The superintendent of the Prince George's County (Maryland) Public Schools, Dr. John Deasy, has granted approval for a Conductive Education pilot program to be implemented starting in August, 2008. This would be an historic event for handicapped children attending America's public schools.

Unfortunately, due to an all-too-common educational budget crisis in our local school system, Anna and I must raise the funds on our own to hire a certified Conductive Education Teacher and launch the pilot program. We are hopeful that our efforts will spark a broader acceptance of Conductive Education nationwide and help children everywhere.

Won't you please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to help pay for a full time teacher's salary and implement this historical program. Please feel free to call me at the shop if you have any questions about this program (1-301-805-9407) or email me at robert@prodigyinstruments.com.

For a couple of months, we have donated 5% of every order placed at www.prodigyinstruments.com to Sixten's Foundation resulting in more than $1,000 of donations. This program is now suspended, but please consider going to www.sixtensfoundation.org and help us out by making a tax deductible cash donation.

Thank you!
Robert Kurz
(Owner, Prodigy Instruments LLC)

Every donation, large and small, will help!

Go to www.sixtensfoundation.org, or mail your contribution, payable to:

Sixten's Foundation
c/o Robert Kurz & Prodigy Instruments LLC
PO Box 420
Glenn Dale, MD. 20769


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