The Grand Canyon speaks for itself. I have not been, but you better believe I’m going as soon as I get this whole, “Can we go see Mickey Mouse’s Club House” thing out of my son’s system.
The Foundation sent a team last fall (pictured here) and everyone one of them loved it. Some in chairs, some not. The group that we are working with — The Walking Connection — has adventures for all levels of abilities.
Hear what some folks from last year’s team have to say:
“At home, I don’t really have friends in wheelchairs. All of my friends are walkers so it’s really nice and special to meet people in chairs…I was so glad that I went, I got to see the sun rise and set at the Grand Canyon, which is an absolutely spectacular place. I got to see nature that I never saw before. I got to wheel for hours on miles of accessible trails in the fresh air and I got to get my heart racing and adrenaline going on the up hills and then pass all the walkers on the down hills- all this in the company of good friends. It was such a blast and I’m so happy I did it.” – Annie Hayes
“My father was a C-5 quadriplegic. When I was younger I had no idea how many other people were affected by paralysis, this is my way of honoring him.” – Amanda Egger
“I was really nervous about the hike. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I’m so glad I did it.” – Barry Woll
The idea is, you raise $4,000 for the Foundation, and you get a guided trip to the Grand Canyon. Plus, we’ll coach you through the workout routine you’ll need to be in shape for the hike.