Access-Life Expo This Saturday!

November 7, 2012


For the second time In two years Central Florida individuals and families affected by disabilities are invited to a FREE four hour event that features bank fishing, boat rides, arts, crafts, archery, kayaking, games, food and more! The Access-Life Expo which is hosted by Fishing with Friends and Crafting Community, both outreach programs of Access-Life, Inc. ( will be held on November 10 from 10am to 2pm at Bill Breeze Park on Lake Starke (1 South Lakeshore Drive Ocoee, FL 34761).

Access-Life, Inc. which exists to develop and execute programs and events for people living with disabilities that share the love and Gospel of Jesus Christ as well as connect them to Christ honoring churches, organizations, resources and people within their community is based in Altoona, FL but executes community outreaches across the southeastern US including East Tennessee, North Texas, South Florida, North Florida and Central Florida. It was founded and is run by Doug and Leanne Goddard who are a family living with disability themselves.

“Disability is a non-exclusive club to which anyone can join at anytime,” states Doug Goddard Co-Founder/Co-Director of the ministry. “Take me for example. I was a healthy athletic 15 year-old before my accident.” Doug became a quadriplegic in 1983 after unknowingly diving into shallow water due to the changing of the ocean tide. “God has brought a lot of good things out of my situation though and that’s what we hope those who come to our events can see and realize. God has a plan for everyone regardless of their ability or disability.”

Access-Life Expos are designed to provide a time of Christ centered encouragement, support and fun for individuals and families of all ages living with disabilities. Moms and Dads find respite and a venue of support, siblings experience friendships outside the basic family dynamic and of course individuals with disabilities have the opportunity to do things they never believed they could do.

For more information, to sign-up to volunteer or register to participate please go to or call (214) 893-9056.

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About Michael Woods

Christ-follower, husband, chocoholic, and peanut-butter lover! I'm a father to triplet boys...each on the autism spectrum.

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