Born with Cerebral Palsy, Liston joined Easter Seals as their New Brunswick ambassador when he was just six years old. As national ambassador, he will travel to key events across the country speaking on behalf of Easter Seals kids to build awareness for families living with disabilities.
“The ambassador program has given me so much courage and so much of a start for the future,” said Liston. “I don’t consider people with disabilities as disabled. ‘Dis’ means you can’t do something… I just do it a little differently. I am differently-abled.”
At 15 years old, Liston is an inspiration. He was the youngest recipient of the Rotary Club of Fredericton’s Paul Harris Fellowship Award, the highest honour awarded to individuals who show “service above self.” He has continued to set and conquer challenges, from tackling public speaking to rock climbing.
“When Brandon speaks, everyone listens. His positive attitude and enthusiasm for helping others are contagious,” said U. Gary Charlwood, executive chairman, CENTURY 21 Canada. “Who could better share the story of Easter Seals kids? We hope to assist Brandon as he progresses from a young boy with big dreams into a young man who realizes them!”
Liston has ambitious future goals, striving to join politics as mayor, MP, or prime minister, or to make kids smile as the CEO of Easter Seals. To hear more of Liston’s story, visit the Easter Seals website.
CENTURY 21 Canada is Easter Seals’ number one real estate fundraising company and their third largest corporate partner in Canada for total donations contributed. Since 2009, System members have raised nearly $3 million for Easter Seals and the Kids to Camp program.