"We hope to encourage disabled children and their families through our project - "Beyond the Fence."
Leslie has two passions writing and working with disabled children and their families. Leslie went into nursing so she could work with children especially those with disabiliites. This desire arose from being raised with a disabled family member. she is presently working with a team on a project targeting the disabled community. The head of the team has cerebral palsy. He has a desire to convey to children and their families that being different is okay.He also wants these children to know that they have a special purpose like he does. Leslie's desire in her writing is to communicate hope to the reader. Leslie has also published a children's book that will be out in December 2009 and a variety of poetry.