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Youth Leadership Forum

Posted on May 1, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Earlier in the year, I applied for The Youth Leadership Forum For Students With Disabilities (YLF). The YLF is through the Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities. The application process was a very detailed one and only around forty students state wide are selected for this program; the selection process is a very limited one. Just having a disability isn’t enough to be accepted, the other qualities they’re looking for are community and extra-curricular involvement, leadership potential and being able to interact with others. The YLF is a four day overnight event, taking place in July and will present an opportunity to show my independence. It will also be nice to be around other disabled students knowing that they also face similar challenges as mine. It'll be comforting knowing I’m not alone in this world.

Last Thursday, I was interviewed by the YLF’s Ability Advocate. I thought the interview went very well. They’ll let me know within the next few weeks if I’m accepted. I'll keep everyone posted.

Wish me luck!


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Reply sweetknees@adam.com.au
10:05 PM on May 20, 2010 
You are amazing Rachel and deserve all the best in life. We are proud of you and what you are acheiving. Enjoy your time spent at this event. let us know how you go.

Love to you always from Down Under,

God Bless,

Rosanna xxx
10:58 PM on May 3, 2010 
That's great Rachel! For your sake and the sake of others (whom you could help) I REALLY hope they choose you! You're an amazing MIRACLE!!! You're a great advocate already! Just to give you some hope, April 10 was 18 years when I was shot. I recently had 2 different memories come to me! Our brains WILL continue to improve! I JUST KNOW! Just like "The Climb" says we just gotta keep pushing. You are very special. Always in my heart, thoughts, and prayers, Brenda
Reply Chris Karse
9:19 AM on May 3, 2010 
How Exciting! How could they not choose you? Let us know what happens!
Reply Aunt Shawn
5:25 PM on May 1, 2010 
Good luck with YLF, Rach! I can't imagine a better candidate. Love you always!