It was an honor once again to present two new sport wheelchairs to two very deserving young athletes today. As recipients of of these chairs, which took three months to manufacture and prepare, Liz and Melissa now have endless possibilities to take part in sports that a normal wheelchair would never allow. Custom made to their own specifications, both ladies showed up with their families to accept the wheelchairs and then participate in activities that were being laid on by FWWAA, Far West Wheelchair Athletic Association, at the Camden Rec center in San Jose CA. After receiving their chairs, the 17th and 18th that we have donated in the past 7 years, their joy was there to be seen and we would like to take this opportunity to wish them well as they begin a new journey in life with participation in sport at the forefront of their ambitions. Melissa chose light blue for the color of her frame, that being her favorite shade, and Liz went with the yellow and green of her favorite baseball team, the Oakland A’s. I cannot begin to tell you how proud I am of both ladies and efforts of everyone involved to make this happen and to continue to support disabled athletes in the Bay Area.
FWWAA are a great organization, and one that I have supported for many years. It’s easy to give, but to give the gift of sport is special. You too can offer this gift to a young disabled athlete just by donating at FWWAA.org or by going to smile.amazon.com, instead of the regular Amazon.com web site, and choosing FWWAA as your favorite charity. Then, every time you purchase anything from that site, a small but meaningful donation goes back to FWWAA to help support athletes just like Liz and Melissa. If you’d like to know more, feel free to leave me a comment on this blog or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be happy to send you information that could get you involved.
Once again, congratulation to Liz and Melissa.