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New site focuses on positive message for disable children

New site focuses on positive message for disable children

The Messenger. 02.14.08
Christian Newswire — Imagine what it’s like to be a wheelchair-bound child. Now meet Josiah, who will enlighten you and teach you about empathy, dignity and the power of a positive attitude.
Josiah and his best friend Wheely are charmingly illustrated characters created by Therese Carrier (president of HisWillBeDone Productions). Carrier has just launched a Web site based on the Josiah character.
“I wanted to honor my brother,” she says. “Joe was severely disabled in a car accident and was wheelchair-bound until he passed away, several years later, in 2004.” Josiah’s stories are intended to spread a positive message of hope, joy and encouragement, not only to the disabled, but to everyone.
“Josiah has a remarkable can-do attitude and spirit,” says Carrier. “It’s something we can all use a little more of.”
A newly-published book, “Josiah’s School Fun Day,” tells the first story about Josiah, Wheely and their schoolmates, Misty and Carter.
Besides the book, the Web site features links to sites of interest for disabled children (and their parents), as well as an interactive coloring page and an official Josiah™ store. A series of greeting cards and a line of Josiah T-shirts in both youth and adult sizes are also available.
A portion of the proceeds from sales on the site will be distributed by The Josiah Foundation to provide assistance to people across the U.S. who have physical and mental development disabilities.
“There is worth and value in every individual who crosses our path,” says Carrier.
To visit the Josiah Web site, go to www.hwbdproductions.com.

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