Derek Beselaere suffered a prenatal stroke and as a result has Cerebral Palsy that affects the entire right side of his body. Throughout his life Derek has been involved in various programs supported by United Way of Chatham-Kent including the Children’s Treatment Centre and Learning Disabilities Association of Chatham-Kent. Derek is currently a member of New Beginnings ABI & Stroke Recovery Association. Because of the supports he has received over the years through these United Way Funded Agencies, he is able to maintain an active lifestyle and continue to improve his quality of life.