Ridge Area Arc consumers create cards for Freddie

AVON PARK – Consumers at Ridge Area Arc spent an afternoon working on handmade birthday cards for Freddie, a 2-year-old boy with Down syndrome who is also fighting a battle with leukemia. Freddie lives in South Carolina and is currently undergoing his second round of treatment. His mother asked for cards and games to keep him busy on his birthday which is June 14 and Arc consumers were happy to contribute. The cards were collected and mailed to Freddie’s hospital room at: MUSC 7B Children’s Hospital 165 Ashley Ave., Charleston, SC 29425


Ridge Area Arc is a private, not for profit 501(c)3 organization, which was founded in 1957 by Franklyn and Mary Ellen Ward. Ridge Area Arc provides an array of services and support for nearly 200 families and individuals and is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our vision is that every individual and family affected by intellectual disability in our service area has access to the information, advocacy, and skills they need to participate as active citizens of our democracy and active members of their community.