|05-01-2002, 03:56 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Florida, U.S.A.
Mike Savory, is walking to Washington DC
WHO IS HE?????????
Dear families, friends, supporters and members of the disabled
Your support is needed! My friend, Mike Savory, is walking to
Washington DC from his home to send a message to the government that
rights of disabled individuals in special education must be
Please read the below and let your voice count. Log on to the
website and sign the guestbook and "walk" with Mike!
On May 30, 2002, Mike Savory will arrive in Washington D.C......on
foot! He will have walked 90.3 miles from Winchester, Virginia to
deliver his message to the government.
Mike Savory in his own words:
"My inspiration and drive comes from my son and my past...I am
disabled in many ways, more fortunate than many others, and worse
than a few. I have physical, psychological, and neurological
disabilities. If need be, I will push a wheelchair so that others may
join me. I challenge all who are advocates, disabled individuals,
parents, family members and friends of the disabled to take a stand
and make this country take notice. Some our children and adults are
treated worse than I was treated in the 1950's and 1960's. We all
have reasons not be there but we all have a big reason to be there -
the future of ALL that experience disabilities."
In these uncertain times in the disabled community, as damaging
testimony is being received by the President's Commission for
Excellence in Special Education and the reauthorization of the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)will be considered,
the rights of disabled students may be in jeopardy.
Mike Savory walks with purpose, each painstaking step toward "freedom
for disabled individuals to achieve all that is possible."
He invites you to join him, if not in person, than in spirit.
Send a message to Washington. Let your voice be heard and counted.
Mike will deliver on behalf of all concerned the following document
with your name:
We, the undersigned, are concerned with the rights of the disabled in
special education and the community at large. We believe that
disabled individuals should have the opportunity to achieve their
fullest potential and we support legislation that will insure these
rights in the future. We "walk" with Mike in his journey to deliver
the message that the disabled community, comprised of disabled
individuals, parents, families, friends and supporters, stand with
Mike when he arrives in Washington DC on foot. Mike Savory does not
If you want your voice heard, sign the guestbook by May 26, 2002 and
it will be compiled and printed. Mike Savory will carry this
treasured document with him on his long journey with dignity and
If you can want to walk with Mike Savory (part way or all the way) or
arrive in DC to stand beside him, contact Mike at: mailto:
|05-02-2002, 06:55 AM||#2|
gee mike wish i could walk along but think when i got there would realize no need for a cure or special laws