With the help of a generous donor, this past summer for the first time Sarah and her two children, Mackenzie and Austin, attended the FL Breakaway Family Retreat.
Sarah shares, “Within minutes of getting out of the car a feeling of normalcy came over my family. It was as though we had been attending for years. Our time was a true gift not just for Austin but also for myself and, more importantly, for my daughter. Kenzie was able to be Mackenzie, not Austin’s sister. She was not living for the needs of his disease like we do daily. As their mom, the gift this week brought me was something I thought was unattainable: I was able to see my disabled son do things physically and independently that he can’t do in his everyday life. I was able to see Kenzie shine in her own light. We still have our ‘Banks flag’ in our living room as a reminder that the sky is the limit and through Breakaway we were shown that anything is possible.”
Lift Disability Network is working hard to take NEXT steps within the disability community. You can join us on the journey in three ways:
Pray – remember our ministry daily in prayer, asking God to help clarify our next steps as a ministry.
Volunteer – get involved on an ongoing basis by filling a central team role, a camp or retreat role or an ongoing role with our monthly events.
Give – we are thankful for gifts of any amount, and by giving you’re ensuring Lift Disability Network can do the work God has called us to!