A very successful evening in Stettler with good friends and conversation.
We had a long chat with the mother of a special needs child that is working on getting her son into school. She's been an inspiration to many for the work she does with foster children but is having difficulty accessing the assistance programs that are set up specifically to help people in need. Her son keeps falling through the funding cracks because he doesn't fit into the 'boxes' that are needed to qualify for some of the programs. Its too bad, programs are designed to help people but often don't work because of rigid rules; we need to do better and make sure the people that need the help can actually get it; when the need is real, there has to be a way to make it work. It was a pleasure meeting her this past week.