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    Posted January 5, 2011 by
    Joeymom
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    Fredericksburg, Virginia
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    How would you spend $380 million?

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    We already have our plans when we win the Big One... we're planning a school and center for supporting kids with disabilities in our area. Parents are exhausted with bruising themselves against school systems and insurance companies and hospitals, trying to get the services and supports that their children need, and that their families need. So we are going to buy a good piece of land, and centralize services such as PT, OT, and speech, plus have a safe educational environment for kids and their families. It will also have a beauty salon that offers 30-minute treatments inexpensively, a sports "bar", a masseuse service, and areas for comfy couches and taking naps. We would also provide services for special needs siblings, summer camps, and extracurricular opportunities, often missed by special needs kids because there is no support available or they have therapies.

     

    Then we'd branch out to other localities.

     

    $380 million would have been a fabulous start. Maybe next time.

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