Thank you for turning such a deep loss in your personal life into an opportunity that can save so many lives. It has always been my desire to teach children of color to learn to swim. All drowning rates can be eliminated if communities see swimming as a life-skill and not just a sport. Through your commitment we are helping tear down the age old assumption that Black folk don't swim.
Every now and then, I will give a shout out, to see that all is well with thee. I know you have been extremely busy, which is a good thing now-a-days. I love your new photo, which shows a different perspective of you each time. Keep up the good work, inspiring all who comes across your path. God is still using you as an instrument of His Peace and Love. I don't know when, but I promise, you will see me one day in person, when I visit my relatives in Toledo. Love you My Sister. Darrick, aka dswimmer
Thanks for saying hi, Wanda Jean. I was impressed with what you are doing with The Josh Project and without knowing too much about it except for the Web site, I decided I wanted to support you and your efforts :-)
hello ms wanda,we did meet at the april pools day,it was a beautiful event,i really enjoyed helping with the life jacket portion of the program,we met & were able to talk after the event,you also met the twins,taimar and dahomey,thank you for allowing them to ask questions about your son-your honesty was great!see you next year!
SCUBA is an acronym for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. This means that you carry your own air supply in a
tank with you under the water. This makes you free from depending
on someone or mechanism to supply you with air from the surface.
SCUBA also eliminates cumbersome hoses, and provides you with additional mobility underwater.
Certainly, I would love to join FLOAT and The Josh Project. Tell me more about FLOAT. Won;t be able to do anything until after April 20 though. I am completely submerged in multiple projects that have the same due dates.
It was nice meeting you as well. You are a great lady, Wanda, and an unparalleled advocate for safe swimming for minorities. You do Josh well!
Having newer, uinblemished copies of Giving Angels Wings done. Will send one to you as soon as they are finished.
Thanx for the response, and yes, I agree with you My Sister, God is still in charge and reining from his throne. Nice update on your photo!!! Looks Good. Take Care and please do continue to keep me in your prayers. Yours In Christ, Darrick
As always, it was a pleasure to see you here at April Pools Day. I trust that you will take those swim lessons and experience the same type of joy I see on the faces of the Josh Project students every day. I have learned much more from the sport of swimming than simply mastering strokes. It has taught me the value of dedication, hard work, and discipline. I know you have it in you to learn, and when you do -- LOOK OUT!! :)
Good Morning, Wanda! Pleasure making your acquaintance last week. Looking forward to seeing you on April 4. Wiil tell you more about Giving Angels Wings then and hope to be able to provide you with a copy of the video.
P.S.: Should be able to join The Josh project later today or tomorrow.
I was referred to you by Shaun Anderson. I'm developing a water safety awareness video and seminar program entitled "WaterLine Teens: Keeping Heads Above Water." The project targets Norfolk and other metropolitan Hampton Roads teens with a water safety and drowning prevention message, especially around natural bodies of water. I'd like very much to interview you when you are in town for NSU's "April Pools Day." The focus of the interview would be emphasis on the importance of the "Water Line Teens" message and highlighting "The Josh Project;" using Josh's own story as the platform for our discussion. Might you be available please for an interview on April 3? We will be conducting a number of interviews at that time and would love to include you.
If interested, do please give me a call at either 757-683-8836 (office) or 757-839-7963 (cell). I can also be reached via e-mail at: Terrance.AferAnderson@vdh.virginia.gov.
Long time no hear from. I hope all is well with you and the rest of the Josh Project Personnel. I almost didn't recognize you due to your pic. You darkend it, or at least, it came out that way. How's everything going in your neck of the woods(Toledo)? Will give a shout out every now and then. Take Care. Darrick
It was very informative. Sadly we met a couple who recently lost there little boy to drowning. But they were doing like you trying to make a difference. They wrote a book (water safety) and founded a Foundation to provide education and scholarships for children who cannot afford lessons. We met many people who are truly interested in making a difference and joining with each other to increase the awareness of the importance of water safety education.
I look forward to the next time we can meet. Best to you