If you see someone different smile and say hi
In 2009, Tommy Glatzmayer wanted to write a book. He was six years old. He wanted to teach his friends about his sister's rare syndrome while still entertaining them. Tommy and his mother created the book together.
In Grade 1, Tommy came home crying because his friends were teasing his sister, Melanie Glatzmayer. His mother decided to immediately self-publish the book.
In Grade 2, Tommy began presenting in schools with his sister by his side and their 2 pet rats. Presentation after presentation, school after school, Tommy and Melanie got a little more comfortable on stage.
By Grade 6, Tommy and Melanie had performed and distributed books in all 10 provinces of Canada.
In grade 7, Tommy lead his first hand drum circle for students with disabilities and without.
Tommy's project has generated funds through private sponsorship and donations. The funds have helped them:
- present in over 70 schools, hospitals, fundraisers, and conferences in Canada and USA.
- distribute over 10,000 books to schools, hospitals, conferences and families.
- create a website to find CdLS families.
- supply over 25 hand drums for drum circles at their school and in their community.
Courage, strength, love and acceptance.
Together we can make