Read Across America Day | Inspiring Disabled Children

 

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Local Boyertown Author to Speak at Colebrookdale Elementary School

(February 23, 2010) -  Author Claudia Broome will share the story of her paraplegic Pembroke Welsh Corgi Rugby Jones during Read Across America Day on March 2, 2010 at Colebrookdale Elementary School, 1001 Montgomery Avenue, Boyertown, PA 19512 at 2:15 PM.


Read Across America Day is the reading motivation and awareness program from the National Education Association observed annually on March 2, birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel). 


Broome is proud to be a part of this exciting and important day for the children of Colebrookdale Elementary School. She will address the assembly on the importance of reading, understanding another’s point of view and what motivated her to write a book.

 

Ms. Broome introduced Rugby Jones in The “Tail” of Rugby Jones: A Rascal’s Journey from Disability to Ability. Broome’s dynamic personal story about her dog has been recognized by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, by Ripley’s Radio (Ripley’s Believe It or Not) and is now captivating thousands of people with his humorous, lovably-cocky and to-the-point message that disability is really ability in disguise.


“Special needs kids have laws, teachers, and parents to protect them,” says author Broome, “but they don’t have any heroes. Rugby Jones is here to fill that gap.”

 

Written in Rugby’s voice, the story recounts his life on a Pennsylvania horse farm, the injury that paralyzed him and his unique approach to conquering adversity with a heavy dose of confidence in his own differentness and a canine wheelchair named Zoomie.


“His appeal for children – especially children who like him are disabled in some way – is instant!” Author Broome reports that, even without guidance, kids understand that everyone can enjoy life fully by
embracing their circumstances and taking pride in their differences.

Rugby Jones is the hero they can look up to. He has thousands of followers on Twitter to prove it. @rugbyjones. Initially caregiver to her courageous and resourceful dog, Claudia Broome became his student, learning firsthand how to overcome adversity, gain strength and nurture self-esteem. Her personal focus now is reaching out to special needs children and in particular to children who are victims of bullies and everyone involved in their lives.

If you would like more information about this topic, see www.rugbyjones.com. To schedule an interview with Claudia Broome, please call 610.473.1335 or email claudia@claudiabroome.com

 

Contact:
Claudia Broome
claudia@claudiabroome.com
610-473-1335

 

www.rugbyjones.com

inspiring disabled children


  

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