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Community Living Ontario, Axiom News

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Inspiration can come at the most unexpected times.

This was the case for first-year University of Toronto (U of T) dental student Ali Sigal, who was shopping for a gift for her mother’s birthday at Hallmark.

Always talkative and loving to share ideas, Ali began to tell the female sales clerk how she had been entertaining the idea of starting a campaign to raise money for Mount Sinai Hospital’s Dental Clinic for Persons with Special Needs, which provides dental services to people who have a disability or to those who have other special needs.

Upon hearing this, the woman immediately broke into tears. Ali, unsure of what she’d done, asked if the woman was OK.

“It turns out that her two children have autism and she can’t find a dentist to treat them,” recalls Ali…

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