F.U.E.L. : F.ocused U.nlimited E.xtraordinary L.ife
F.U.E.L. : F.ocused U.nlimited E.xtraordinary L.ife
“When times get tough Christine, you stand tall through the dark times until you hit the light" wise words Barbara Walters always said to Christine. Barbara was Christine's dear friend and mentor who taught her these words that she lives by till this day. Barbara Walters supported all of Christine's endeavors because they helped children have a brighter future which was so important to Barbara's heart. Dr. Christine Grimaldi continues to pay it forward by helping kids in need as a tribute to Barabara Walters.
In tribute to Barbara Walters, The Stand Tall Foundation was created to encompass all of Dr. Christine Grimaldi’s charitable endeavors. Dr. Grimaldi has worked relentlessly to help children and young adults of all abilities to overcome anything standing in the way to leading a happy, productive, and successful life.
The Stand Tall Foundation will serve as an umbrella organization giving Dr. Grimaldi the freedom and autonomy to create focused avenues to help kids and young adults of all abilities. The following organizations will now serve under The Stand Tall Foundation:
· FUEL (Focused Extraordinary Unlimited Life) – serving all abilities
· Autisticana – Blog, Newsmakers of Tomorrow, Everyday Heroes
· Body Mantra Method – therapy driven yoga
A NOTE FROM THE FOUNDER:
The Stand Tall Foundation Mission is simple: Teach the tools necessary to launch our all-abilities youth into a life that keeps them sustainably happy and productive. Our Foundation will be producing great inspiring books, tools, and works of art that teach people how to live each moment happy and lead holistically healthy lives. It is our goal to educate and inspire all abilities through nature and the teachings of ecology, sustainability, and the beauty that surrounds us all!
The best part about our Foundation is that it's run by people with developmental and neurological disabilities. The perfect team has been hand-picked and consists of those who have successfully chosen to live life the way we want to teach others to live. We are inviting you to come and take part in our groundbreaking Foundation and, with your help, we will sweep the nation. “In times of darkness, Stand Tall and look for the light." Let us share some of the light we have accomplished thus far:
· We just completed our enrichment center in Stony Brook, NY
· We are 70% finished with our Art and Writing Retreat Center in Staaatsburg, NY
· The kids have posted over 100 advocacy blogs on our www.autisticana.org website
· Publishing five co-authored empowerment books
· All proceeds will go to grants and projects to help those in need
The Stand Tall Foundation will also provide grants to help our youth and families channel anxiety, isolation, grief, and depression into a creative and healthy endeavor. Unfortunately, our youth today lack vital coping skills, strategies for happiness and success, and the general resiliency needed to get through the tough times. The aftermath of the Covid pandemic has sent many of our youth straight into a mental health crisis! There is a resounding need to teach these kids coping and empowerment skills so that they have the greatest chance at a happy, purpose-driven, and meaningful life. We will be raising awareness and funds to give our disabled community the passionate careers they desire and deserve to have in their lives.
My baby sister, Cat, is the inspiration behind the creation of The Stand Tall Foundation. She is a true teacher, not only to her school kids, but a real teacher of life. She has four beautiful young boys and is a real fighter and warrior mom; she was diagnosed with a rare terminal intestinal cancer and has been fighting ever since! Cat is the true representation of resiliency and that is exactly what this foundation is all about...Teaching Youth of All Abilities Resiliency!
We hope you will join us as we celebrate my sister’s life each day with the Everyday Miracles we are creating for our youth. If you have a calling, we are recruiting all abilities to help create hope and energy for The Stand Tall Foundation. We are stronger as a team than we are alone. We can create some real magic by channeling all our energy into making the world a better place for everyone.
With Love and Light. Your Founder and Friend,
By making a donation you will be helping kids of all abilities to obtain their goals and live their dreams.
Barbara Walters was my life mentor, but more importantly, my dear friend and mother figure for over 25 years. I started out being her personal exercise and Pilates trainer (so she never had any back issues!) I was a kid, in my early 20's. As a celebrity trainer working in the Hamptons, my life was more than exciting. You can only imagine as a young adult who suffered "the blues" growing up -- I worked hard and diligently each step of the way to overcome my struggles. Be the Change...
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We are in the process of building an equine rescue center in honor of my beautiful sister where all can come and heal through horses and educational workshops for trauma grief and loss. My sister Catherine was a dedicated mother and teacher who spent her career helping students the school systems could not handle. We are building this healing sanctuary and education center in her name. My heart is broken forever but I will continue to stand tall for her and show her four young boys how truly amazing their mom was. Donate now to 13handsequine.org in honor of Catherine Grimaldi Pane.