FLIGHT OF BRIAN AND DON

A collage of Brian Don enjoying a flight

Brian Stafford experiences flight with Board Member Don King On a Wing and a Prayer, Someday Dreams Come True by Sheryl Wilde The prayer began: “Thank You, God, for this time we got to have a someday.” It has been said that a dad is a son’s first hero. Certainly, that was the case for…

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IVAN ALVARO RODRIGUEZ

A screenshot of an artistic experience program

Ivan Rodriguez and the first flyer he made for the M:POWR program. New Job Holds POWR for Tailored Day Program Participant by Sheryl Wilde That’s M:POWR to be exact. Selected for an innovative, FDD (Foundation for Developmental Disabilities) grant-funded position, Ivan Alvaro Rodriguez, now holds the position of M:POWR Community Arts Assistant for Mountain Shadows…

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AUSTIN NAGAR PHYSICAL THERAPY

An old photo of Austin Nager is shown here

Mountain Shadows Volunteer Highlight: Austin Nager – Physical Therapy Aide by Sheryl Wilde “What is the worth of anything we do? The worth is in the act. Your worth halts when you surrender the will to change and experience life.”~ Christopher Paolini, author of EragonAustin Nager wants to help people change their lives for the…

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TERRY CURTIS

Terry Curtis Collage

This is for Terry – Aloha! by Sheryl Wilde “At our church, the first Sunday of every month, we’d have a testimony meeting,” says Skip Curtis, Marine Colonel and father of Olive House resident, Terry. “Members of the congregation could go up on the stand and bear their testimony. Terry was famous for going up…

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KNOWLES FAMILY

Neville And family

The Knowles Know It’s All About Making Good Choices by Sheryl Wilde “Mom, do you mind if I stay in the back and hand you things?”Rupert (Rip), Missy’s young son was nervous. His sister, Roxy, then in 5th grade, needed service hours for school and she had volunteered their family to visit Mountain Shadows on…

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ANDREW WHAT WOULD YOUR WISH BE

Andrew Collage Andrew What Would Your Wish Be

What Would Your Wish Be? By Sheryl Wilde “Sometimes we only see how people are different from us.But if you look hard enough, you’ll see how much we’re all alike.” ~Disney’s AladdinIf you had three wishes, what would they be? Andrew listens to Disney’s Aladdin – Broadway CD every night. “Andrew loves the Genie,” says…

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HORSE RIDING THERAPY APPEAL

Michelle and King Horse riding program

In riding a horse, we borrow freedom. ~ Helen Thompson Dear Angela, Freedom – that’s what I feel when I ride my horses. But when I think about our Mountain Shadows residents, the freedom that comes from riding horses takes on an even deeper meaning. For Michelle, borrowing freedom means learning about giving and receiving…

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CHAYA SHIRA – SONG OF LIFE

Chaya Shira A Song of Life in this Sea of Life

Chaya Shira – A Song of Life in this Sea of Life By Sheryl Wilde “The Nemo letter* – that is the reason we’ve called Mountain Shadows home for the last 12 years,” says Sarah Schwarcz, Shira’s mother. “It is the reason I remain deeply grateful to Mountain Shadows. It is the reason I can…

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2021 VACCINE CLINIC

MOUNTAIN SHADOWS HOLDS FIRST COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS by Sheryl Wilde“A well-oiled machine,” that’s how Wade Wilde, Executive Director/CFO, Mountain Shadows Support Group, describes the first COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Mountain Shadows, San Diego and Riverside.“It was a major, major event,” adds Stacy Sullivan, Director of Operations, Mountain Shadows Support Group. “On January 11th, we saw…

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