What does it take to make your dream come true? Well, there are many different answers but supposing you are confined to a wheelchair with an illness that realistically makes it hard for you to compete in the commercial world? Particularly as you need to truly value yourself and then identify any talents that you can use and find ways to capitalize on them. Sometimes our dreams may occasionally be answered in the most surprising way as Shaquon discovered. When Karen Miles met him in Barbados last summer Shaquon hadn't the slightest idea that she would prove to be his living Angel!
This is not a fairy story although it must have seemed
pretty unreal to Shaquon and certainly seems like one-‘Bajan boy with Spina
Bifida flies to London with Love.’ Not what you would call an everyday
occurrence and it has taken Karen a year’s worth of dedication and organisation
to raise thousands of pounds in order to meet her promise, along the lines of;
‘What’s your biggest dream Shaqoun?’~ ‘To visit London and see the sights,’~ ‘I
will make it happen by this time next year, you will visit London.’
|Karen Miles - Shaquon's super hero!|
|Time To Shine- Smiles|
|Rapper- Saint Paul laying it down|
Macky was busy rolling out tunes, revealing his skills a first class DJ- catch him Thursday evenings at the Ashanti Lounge- we like it like that Macky! In fact, this coming Thursday we have our monthly Ashanti Lounge Live event where Urban Delight artists will be performing.
Besides musical entertainment, Karen arranged for award winning caterers, Ting N Ting ( Abbey Mills, Merton) to lay on some excellent Caribbean cuisine providing a choice of curry goat or jerk chicken. Congrats as
the curry goat was incredibly tasty and tender- BIG UP for that. I’m sure the
jerk chicken was just as good – some like it hot and some do not!!
|Ting N Ting Caterer- downing a well deserved glass|
|Up for auction!|
Prior to this event Karen had already raised over £7000 pounds and has since been invited to attend the Barbados High Commission. This Saturday is the icing on the cake when we will meet Shaquon right here in the UK. I cannot imagine how hard Karen & friends/family have worked but no reward will be as great as the joy in Shaquon's face now that his dream has come true.
|Together we achieve!|
Final thought: We have recently been sharing the Journey To Justice Campaign which is about over coming social injustice. Whilst Karen's campaign is not dealing with injustice, Karen is spreading love and doing her part to help someone less fortunate than herself. This is a brilliant example of 'the power of one' which we can all take to heart and learn from. Again, a good strong team tapping into the generosity of others has achieved the desired result. Congratulations Karen~ You are BRAAP!
|Everyday I'm Hustling!|
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