Stories of Simcoe: Darcy and Frasier

Picture of Darcy and Frasier
Frasier surprised his friend Darcy by raising $1,500 for components for a new wheelchair.

Meet Darcy and Frasier.

They are Grade 4 students at Mountain View Elementary School in Collingwood, and are best friends. Darcy has Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, and is looking forward to getting a new wheelchair. Frasier wanted to help, and decided to raise funds for a camera mount for Darcy’s new wheelchair. He set a goal of $150, and did 15 hours of pogo stick and skateboard tricks in his neighbourhood. After his mom posted his goal on Facebook, Frasier raised $1,500!

“He didn’t know about it,” Frasier said. “It was a big surprise. I went to his house and gave it to him. It felt pretty good.”

“He is kinda my best friend,” says Darcy. “I actually felt pretty good. If your friend needs help, then definitely help them.”


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2 thoughts on “Stories of Simcoe: Darcy and Frasier

  1. Doug Mein

    A very touching on National Accessibility Awareness Week! Thank you for sharing with everyone!

    Doug Mein
    Vice Chair, Accessibility Advisory Committee
    Simcoe County District School Board

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