No Ordinary Journey
 
No Ordinary Family ... No Ordinary Life ... No Ordinary Journey








Have you ever had a dream that you just couldn’t ignore?


Our dream is to travel to all seven continents!


Despite the challenges!


One of our children, Kasenya, has Cerebral Palsy and uses a wheelchair. She is also a type 1 diabetic.


This is what we’ve done so far:


Six Continents

Sixteen Countries

10 Canadian Provinces

Countless Cities


And now the biggest challenge of all  Antarctica!

   
                 


But its not only about us .....


Throughout our travels we have made a point of volunteering and connecting with programs especially for children with disabilities. These connections have not only changed our travels but our lives.





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Its a story that will inspire you to embrace your life, work and relationships with new vigour. Learn to see a world of poss-abilities and get what you want out of life. If you are interested in an inspirational speaker for your conference, retreat or meeting visit www.Bissky.com.


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Laverne waives the fee for a limited number of presentations for charitable causes and disability related events each year. Contact us today!


.... or read about it?


Exceptional Parent ~ Exceptional Life


Exceptional Parent, Exceptional Life is the story of choosing to live an exceptional life not in spite of having a child with a disability, but because of it. A how-to manual on how to thrive in exceptional circumstances


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Laverne, David, Devin and Kasenya

No Ordinary Family, No Ordinary Life, No Ordinary Journey





More from our Archives...


Articles in Abilities Magazine!


Under African Skies!


No Ordinary Journey to SE Asia!


... and us in the Calgary Herald ...

 
Machu Picchu, Peru


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From our Archives
CBC Radio Interviews
 



Vietnam

2013

Our family spent 6 weeks in Vietnam working with kids with disabilities and their families.


As volunteers with No Ordinary Journey Foundation we did education sessions with the families of kids with Cerebral Palsy in Vietnam.


But more  importantly, we made connections, helping to change attitudes toward children with a disability and letting children and parents know that they are not alone.


Check out the link below to follow our trip and hear an interview about our work on CBC Calgary’s  Homestretch!


No Ordinary Journey Foundation


This not-for-profit was created to fill a gap in services available to  children with physical disabilities in the developing world.  In resource poor areas of the world, such as Vietnam, people with disabilities and especially children, are the last to benefit from economic growth. Programs to train and educate individuals and families in managing disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy help lift them from poverty and bring dignity to their lives.



Dave and Kasenya visiting with a

father and his daughter who also

has Cerebral Palsy during our visit

to the Saigon Children’s Hospital.


To find out how you can support programming for kids with disabilities in Vietnam click here:


www.NOJFoundation.com

 

If you are interested in having Laverne speak at your conference, convention or meeting: click here.


“Laverne Bissky is an inspirational adventurer whose spirit is contagious. The first time I heard her speak I was on the edge of my seat waiting for more. Sensitive, witty, experienced and wise, Laverne will "enlighten your load" and have you running home to pack your bags—or unpack your baggage—so you can explore your world with as much enthusiasm as she and her remarkable family have explored theirs.”   Sue Jacques ~ The Civility CEO™

In the spring of 2014, Laverne spent 2 weeks in Vietnam with a team of volunteers. These volunteers had been 18 and 25 years of experience each working with children with CP. They came from 3 continents. The documentary below was done in Vietnam but it is English. It highlights the 2014 mission as well as the life of the Bissky Dziadyk Family.

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