South Florida teen artist Haley Moss will be inducted as an ambassador of Project Lifesaver International on April 21, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. By this recognition, Haley joins the ranks of other notable Project Lifesaver ambassadors such as Jack Howard Jacobs, retired US Army Colonel and Medal of Honor recipient for his actions during the Vietnam War and Erik Estrada, actor and star of the highly successful television series, “CHiPs.”
“I am proud to be part of Project Lifesaver International, which is an amazing and important organization! I am so excited to help spread the word regarding Project Lifesaver’s program that provides the technology and training to both at-risk individuals and first responders so that people of all ages can receive the help they need,” said Moss.
When Haley was only three (3) years old she was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism. Now, at the age of sixteen (16), Haley’s become an accomplished and outstanding young artist, author, and advocate that uses art as a reflection of her experiences. She has been recognized in a number of publications including the Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Boca Raton Magazine, and her art work can be found on the cover of South Florida Parenting. She has appeared on local and national television networks including CNN and NBC, and is currently the subject of a documentary being filmed in Palm Beach, Florida. Later this month she will receive the “Yes I Can!” award for Art. This prestigious award is given to only 27 young people each year to honor children and youth with disabilities who excel.
“Project Lifesaver is privileged to have Haley serving as one of our ambassadors. Both Haley and her parents have demonstrated great character by overcoming and flourishing in spite of the many obstacles and challenges they faced. They also clearly understand the importance of educating the community and caregivers of individuals who have cognitive disorders about the safety issues that exist for their loved ones that wander,” said Gene Saunders, President and CEO of Project Lifesaver International.
Project Lifesaver International is an innovative 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that bridges the technological gap for at-risk populations and first responders by providing both the technology and training for public safety agencies, individuals with cognitive disorders, and their caregivers. Our program serves the safety, security, and rescue needs of at-risk individuals of all ages, income levels, and backgrounds who have cognitive disorders.