#SuperheroStories: CENTURY 21 Dome Realty Inc.
Team member Sharon Clark shares how she overcame adversity to participate in Drop Zone
If you asked Sharon Clark two years ago if she thought she would rappel down the tallest building in Saskatchewan, she would think you were joking.
For eight years, Sharon had difficulty and severe pain when walking. Upon receiving a correct diagnosis, she learned that she had a severed tendon in her glut and flew to Winnipeg, Manitoba for surgery.
This year, Sharon rappelled with CENTURY 21 Dome Realty Inc.’s team down Hill Centre Tower II for the Drop Zone 2017 challenge.
“I made the mistake of Googling the height of that building – 277 ft,” she laughed. “You should never Google.”
CENTURY 21 Dome Realty Inc. has been a longstanding supporter of Easter Seals Canada. In 2016, the company raised over $83,000, making it the second-highest ranked CENTURY 21 company for donations nationally, and fourth-highest in North America.
After her surgery, Sharon went through months of physiotherapy to help her progress from a wheelchair, crutches and cane to her ability to walk without assistance. Experiencing for a short time what many Canadians with disabilities face every day, Sharon was ecstatic to finally be able to participate in Drop Zone and help support Easter Seals.
“I can’t believe, after all of that, I am ready to rappel down this huge building. It’s scary, but exciting,” Sharon said in disbelief.
Her team can barely believe it either. The CENTURY 21 Dome Realty Inc. team was only formed a year and a half ago. There are now seven members on the team.
Sharon exceeded her goal, collecting $1,530 in personal pledges. As a whole, the team raised $6,210. Her drive to raise funds lie in her advocacy for Easter Seals.
“It’s such a great charity,” Sharon remarked. “The thought of there being no limitations for these kids to go to Camp, where they feel at home… Well, it’s just amazing.”
She also noted what a “real blessing” it is for parents of children with disabilities to be assured that their kids are in a safe and caring environment at Camp.
As a parent herself, Sharon’s strength as a Superhero comes from the support of her husband Rory, three sons, two step-daughters and five grandchildren. All 11 cheered her down those 277 ft for her rappel in Saskatchewan’s Drop Zone 2017.
A longstanding sponsor of Easter Seals, CENTURY 21 offices across the country raised over $647,000 in 2016 to help send children living with disabilities to fully accessible summer camps. Thanks to offices like Dome Realty Inc. and Superheroes like Sharon Clark, CENTURY 21 has raised more than $9 million for local Easter Seals organizations since 1979 – enough to send over 4,200 children to camp!