My name is Abby Quigley and I am the Easter Seals ambassador for 2013. I am 14 years old and I have spina bifida. I use a wheelchair and crutches for mobility.
GoBus helps me go to the places I love if my parents aren't able to drive me. It gives me more freedom and independence. I use GoBus to go to camps at Easter Seals and other Easter Seals activities. My friends also rely on GoBus to go to activities and to go places like the mall. I like GoBus because I'm able to make good friends with the bus drivers. They are really nice and helpful.
If there is a strike, I would have to miss some activities because I wouldn't have transportation. This would mean that I would miss being with my friends and going places I want to go. GoBus gives me a lot of the freedom that other kids my age have. But unlike them, I can't just get on any bus. I need special transportation. The longer a strike lasts, the more kids like me will miss out on.
I hope that the company that owns GoBus and CUPE take kids like me and my friends into consideration when they make decisions about this strike.