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Academy of Special Dreams Foundation Announces Award of College Scholarship to Disabled Poet
Academy of Special Dreams Foundation awarded its third college scholarship to Alan Cheng, 24, born with a severe diaphragmatic hernia but today lives with an implanted artificial diaphragm, to further his studies in Poetry at a local city college.
By: Academy of Special Dreams Foundation
"One way we achieve our mission to increase public awareness of the creative talents of people with disabilities is to arrange for scholarships, cash awards and other financial support for disabled artists to promote their further participation in the Arts, especially young people such as Alan Cheng who deserve to be recognized,"
"I want to thank the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation for welcoming me and allowing my poetry to be read by a wide audience," said Alan. “I really appreciate the encouragement and support of my poetry from Michael Dergar and the entire team at the Special Academy, and this scholarship will help me take one more step toward achieving my dreams."
Other objectives of the Academy of Special Dreams Foundation include providing semi-annual web-based opportunities for the special needs community to express themselves in competitive short film visual arts and writing projects. All projects must involve or be created by members of the special needs community and the Special Academy especially seeks artists with disabilities who need financial support to promote and pursue their artistic talents.
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The Academy of Special Dreams Foundation is a California non-profit public benefit corporation based in Pasadena, California, and is recognized as a tax-exempt IRC 501(c)(3) publicly supported charity. The mission of the Special Academy is to increase public awareness, appreciation and recognition of the creative talents of people with disabilities by providing opportunities that encourage, promote and showcase their artistic expressions. More information about the Special Academy can be found at www.specialacademy.org.