24 Days of Giving Thanks – Day 8
Its day 8 of AFC’s 24 Days of Giving Thanks campaign and today we have a powerful story from Florida and our allies at Step Up for Students.
Malachi was an orphan in Ethiopia for the first three years of his life living with spina bifida, a birth defect that causes weakness and limits mobility. The orphanage did the best they could to help Malachi with the limited resources they had, but he struggled to stand and had very little chance of being able to walk.
His life changed when he was adopted by the Kuhns, a Florida family that traveled to Ethiopia to adopt a child. The Kuhns knew their first priority was addressing Malachi’s special needs, particularly his health and education. They applied for Florida’s special needs education savings account program, the Gardiner Scholarship Program, which gives parents the opportunity to customize an education to meet their child’s needs. The family used the funds for Malachi to pay for tuition at a private school and pay for after school therapies tailored to his needs.
Learn more about the Kuhn family: http://bit.ly/2fbmayK.
At AFC, we’re thankful for Step Up for Students and the amazing work the organization does to help students in the state of Florida. We’re also thankful for students like Malachi who are working everyday to reach their full potential with the help of school choice.
All year, AFC works to help children access quality schools through school choice programs across the country. Join in our efforts to help every child succeed!