Oakville Beaver, 5 Jan 2023, p. 1

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Oakville Beaver, $2.00 | CONNECTED TO YOUR COMMUNITY | INSIDEHALTON.COM ie E TAKING THE PLUNGE ANGEL PROJECT BRIDGING THE HEALTH-CARE GAPS ORGANIZATION OFFERS LIFELINE FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES AND RARE DISEASES REETI M. ROHILLA. rrohilla@metroland.com Noticing what she feels is lim- ited support for patients with dis- abilities and rare diseases, Li- sette Kingo took it upon herself to reduce health-care gaps ant “make sure there's no one left be- hind." “Although our governments may fail in some aspects, we as. Canadians will not fail each oth- er," said the Halton resident. "We will continue our fight for equal- ity and make sure everyone has access to life-saving medication.” founded The Angel Project in 2008 and has since been working to of- fer a lifeline to patients in need — whether in Oakville, across the region or in surrounding commu- IMPACTING YOUR COMMUNITY The Halton-based organiza- tion is currently fundraising to renovate the home of 12-year-old Tyler Backus, who's been bat- tling spastic quadriplegia cere- bral palsy due to a head injury at "It's quite expensive," said Backus’ mother, Kelly McMahon. “We have to make the house more accessible for Tyler because he's a wheelchair user." McMahon said as part of the See ANGEL, page 2 tic Club Camille Albert joins fellow Oakville A nearly 800 ‘daring dippers' took part in the 38th annual Courage Polar Bear Dip at Coronation Park. The New Year's Day event raised more than $100,000 for World Vision Canada water projects in Africa. THURSDAY JANUARY 5, 2023 ane Ly One Desjardins Agent, everything a you need 905-826-4900 ie) Desjardins AR. @ Collision & Glass Service Peng. 916 Winston Churchill Bivd. 2212 Wyecroft Rd. www.carstaroakville.com START THE DAY OFF RIGHT WITH IMPORTANT UPDATES ON TRAFFIC, WEATHER, SCHOOL CLOSURES AND BUS GANCELLATIONS NEWS YOU CAN USE DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX BY 7 A.M SIGN UP FOR THE MORNING UPDATE AT INSIDEHALTON.COM [NEWSLETTER See = a Graham Paine/ Metroland petiti fi a Metroland Media Group Ltd., 211 Pritchard Road, Unit 4, Hamilton ON L8J 0G5. -)) Mayor and Council's New Year's Levee if

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