“It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a child with autism to raise the consciousness of the village,” Coach Elaine Hall
By Rhonda Massad
For the past two years Beaconsfield resident, Vanessa Rice has taken Autism Awareness month very seriously by selling a stunning bracelet created by Stella and Dot to benefit the Hollyrod Foundation. She lights up her house with blue lights and initiative put on by Autism Speaks Canada to help increase understanding and awareness of autism spectrum disorder throughout the month of April. She does so to honour her son Dylan age 12, who has Autism.
Two years ago Vanessa set her challenge at 25 and sold her goal. The second year she doubled her aspirations and sold 50. This year she has pushed herself again and has sold 61 out the 100 bracelets.
“The various stone colors in the bracelet represent the various difference of those with Autism,” Vanessa explained. “It has been said, if you have met one person with Autism, you have met one person with Autism. Meaning everyone with this disorder is different.”
The Harmony bracelet, plus the Bisous Bracelet and Protective Eye Bracelet (all $24 +tax) are available for quick shipping. Vanessa has a bunch of bracelets with her at all times should you wish to pick one up for yourself or a special someone. Makes a perfect Mother’s Day gift.
The Melody Bracelet sold out so fast, it is now only available for delivery in late May
Call Vanessa today at 514-813-1066 or follow her on Facebook
This is Vanessa’s Facebook Quote:
“My goal is to sell 100 Harmony and Melody bracelets ($24) to make my biggest impact yet in a cause VERY close to my heart ❤ . But it doesn’t stop there! I will also be donating 100% of my commissions from the bracelet sales to the cause—–if I sell 100 bracelets that will be an additional $600!!!!”