A video featuring Tysen Lefebvre and his story, including his Mission to A Million campaign for Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario, was recently aired on the Discovery Channel.
Since being posted on Facebook by his mother Linda, the video has received 11,675 views. The video tells the story of how Tysen, who is now 15 and a student at Sacred Heart High School, was born with Pfeiffer syndrome, a condition that impacts only one in 100,000 births. He had emergency surgery when he was just nine days old and has had over 20 surgeries since then and he will still need surgeries in the future.
Because of the success of his own “wish” granted by Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario to meet his movie idol Adam Sandler, Tysen decided to launch his Mission to A Million with the goal of raising $1 million for Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario, funding 100 wishes. He has now achieved about half of this goal about halfway through his five-year plan for the fundraising. Tysen recently has been able to play hockey, a sport that he loves, thanks to a specially designed protective frame which prevents any falling or contact. This can all be seen in the video which can be accessed at https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2F526245235%2Fvideos%2F10154781396085236%2F …
The Catholic Women’s League at Holy Spirit Parish on Shea Road is holding a fashion show on Saturday, May 6 featuring the spring collection from Judy Joannou Designs. Tickets will be $15 per person. Proceeds from the ticket sales as well as per cent of clothing sales will go to benefit local palliative care. For tickets or more information, please contact Claudette Langdon at 613-831-1286.
The Quesada restaurant serving authentic Mexican cuisine is now open at the Shops of Main Street Plaza on Stittsville Main Street at Carp Road. Quesada features burritos, tacos and quesadillas.
The annual Arts in the Park event hosted by the Stittsville Village Association, which features a variety of vendors (artists, crafts people, authors, etc.) displaying and selling their wares in Village Square Park at the corner of Stittsville Main and Abbott streets, will be held on Sunday, June 4. Last year the event was rained out and held later in August. But this year it is back at its traditional date on the first Sunday in June.