Ambassador Lynda Blanchard visited the Center for Education and Rehabilitation of Physically Handicapped Children and Adolescents (CIRIUS) in Kamnik, where she met with administrators, teachers, and students, and was inspired by the happy children and the incredible facilities and therapies available. Upon arrival, she was touched by the beautiful decorations prepared in honor of the visit and enjoyed touring the state of the art facilities. The Ambassador was pleased to answer questions about her work and her first impressions of Slovenia (she loves the fabulous nature, the wonderful people and the delicious food!). But most importantly, she enjoyed speaking with the children and learning about their lives, and their hopes and dreams. The Ambassador encouraged the students to follow their heart and never set limits on their dreams.
Joining the Ambassador was the United States Air Force band, Winds Aloft, that is currently touring Slovenia. The band shared their musical talents with the students, and in return, the students honored them with a musical program they had prepared! It was an incredibly special day for everyone involved, full of emotion, excellent music and smiling faces.