We are Danielle Augustino and Lindsay Bessey, sisters of James Cordone. Our family's "Fight for James" began 4 years ago when we had to help fight for our autistic brother to get the therapies and medical treatment he needed.
When this finally happened for James, our mom vowed to "pay it forward". There was "nowhere to go" in the community where James was accepted and not judged. Knowing that far too many developmentally/intellectually disabled individuals and their families needed a place to go to socialize, make friends, be accepted for who they are and have fun, Fantastic Friends of WNY was created.
December of 2018, Fantastic Friends of WNY opened a special needs social center in Cheektowaga, NY that provides fun, social programs for the developmentally/intelectually disabled. Due to the overwhelming need, the organization is expanding their center and programs this December.
On Friday, November 15 we will be rocking the runway with our brother James in the 2nd annual "Fantastic Friends Rock the Runway" fashion show at Salvatore's Italian Gardens.
All proceeds from this event will help with the expansion of the center and programming.
Will you help us reach or exceed our goal by sponsoring us? Thank you!