The Miralce League of CT is still accepting applications for the Ladd/Moran Memorial Scholarship. We understand that many applicants are having difficulties getting their school transcripts during these difficult times. Because of the problems, we will accept even a PDF version of an unofficial transcript that is not signed. If you cannot obtain a transcript at all, please go ahead and still send in your application without it. We understand – your application will be evaluated anyway. Our deadline will remain as originally scheduled which is April 24th.
A $2500 scholarship (non-renewable) will be awarded annually to a graduating high school student who has shown commitment to their community through volunteer service to the special needs or disability community. The scholarship is given in honor of the Ladd and Moran families who exemplify commitment to the special needs community through their service and support in the face of the tragic loss of their sons, Peter and Johnny, both at far too young an age.
Peter Ladd was born in 2001 with cerebral palsy. Although his condition prevented him from ever learning to talk, walk, or eat, he was able to enjoy horseback riding and playing Miracle League baseball thanks to the kindness of so many wonderful volunteers. He attended Norfeldt Elementary School in West Hartford where he was warmly accepted by the school community. Peter was fortunate to be loved and cared for by a very large and extended family. He died unexpectedly from acute aspiration on Christmas morning 2012 at the age of 11.
Johnny Moran was born in 2007 with Wieacker Wolff Syndrome. He lived with many limitations from birth to age 9 but his spirit of strength and love rose far above, and his positive attitude toward life affected all who came to know him. Johnny loved his family, his friends at Norfeldt Elementary School, and his teammates and helpers on The Miracle League baseball field. Johnny's dimpled smile will live on in the many hearts he touched in his nine short years. He passed away from complications of Wieacker Wolff Syndrome April 18, 2016.