Five years ago, David and Michelle were set up on a blind date by mutual friends—and, David adds, they haven’t spent much time apart since. Even though their childhood homes were just a few miles apart, Michelle and David had never met one another prior to that first date. But they were both connected to Holland Bloorview in their own way.
“My mother used to work with kids with disabilities as a teacher and it gave her so much joy to be able to help like that,” says David. As for Michelle, she has fond memories of taking her kids for swimming lessons at Holland Bloorview’s community pool.
Today, the couple feel a sense of comfort knowing there is a place in their community where kids’ needs are met. That’s why it was an easy decision when David and Michelle chose to ask wedding guests to donate to Holland Bloorview in lieu of traditional gifts. Their generous donation also allowed the couple to include David’s mother in their celebrations.