The City of Parkville proclaimed June 19, 2018, as “Stanley the Bulldog Day in Parkville” in honor of Stanley, an English bulldog born with several physical challenges whose mission is to help kids learn about acceptance and stop bullying. Mayor Nan Johnston presented the proclamation to Stanley and his family at the Board of Aldermen meeting on June 19th.
Stanley was born with a cleft lip, a curved spine and deformities in his back legs. He uses his challenges to bring awareness and to help children born with clefts in the different countries receive surgery for free. The main goal is to teach children about acceptance of differences in hopes to stop bullying and suicide among youth and teens. Stanley also reaches out to the homeless, the elderly, the disabled, and the veterans to bring hope as he shows that everyone has a purpose.
Stanley has made hundreds of public appearances, partnering with many organizations helping promote awareness and bringing hope to their causes.
Mayor Johnston said, “We are honored to recognize Stanley and his family in their efforts to promote tolerance and understanding to children and others, teaching us to embrace our differences, not reject them, and to see imperfection with eyes of acceptance.”
Left to right: Kain Kneib, Megan Keating, Aedan Keating, Addi Keating, Deborah Pack, Mayor Nan Johnston, Ronald Pack and Stanley
Left to right: Mayor Nan Johnston, Stanley and Ronald Pack