" A few years ago, I planned to take my son to an amusement park for a concert. To my dismay, I realized that because my son has limited mobility, the 3 hour-long drive, complete with frequent stops for diaper changes and snack breaks, would take a toll on me. I called the park in advance to find out if they had any rides that could accommodate my sonâ€™s disability. The disappointing reply was 'Iâ€™m sorry, but not at this time.' Once again, my happy little boy would not be able to participate in activities that able-bodied children regularly enjoy.
At that moment, with tears in my eyes, I decided to join forces with other families and organizations to offer specialized, therapuetic and fun-filled activities and events to children with special needs and families. One summer, I organized an event using my own money. When I saw the smiles, joy, and laughter on the faces of not only the children but the parents as well, I knew I had found my calling.
I, too, suffered temporary disabilty as a result of a fall. It was one of the most difficult times of my life. I went from being self sufficient to becoming depent on others. I fought hard to combat depression and isolation. I came to know the life of persons with disabilites first hand. I vowed that with every service we provide, it MUST impact the quality of life of all participants."