|Posted on October 19, 2018 at 4:55 PM|
As I continue my lifetime journey to plant seeds of hope, I am introducing my newest fundraising project-Ann's Angels Adaptive Waterski Foundation This is a small organization of all volunteers and all their events ae free. It continues the legacy of Ann Satterfield, an adaptive athlete who worked tirelessly her entire adult life advocating for people living with disabiities. UCanSki2 was her program. It's volunteers, whom she called her "angels" continue her vision and work since her death. Led by John Lipscomb, a man with a huge heart, and his wife, DiAnna, and this passionate team of volunteers, they are changing lives everyday and I have seen it first hand. No matter the limitations, they will get you out on the water and everyone always has fun! The huge smiles on all the faces describe the experience without words and it is a favorite adaptive sports event at all their venues and clinics. It takes individuals from the wheelchair to the water for an experience that is exhilirating, even for the volunteers. I have riden the cushioned couch with a blind woman, riden in the boat pulling a man with no limbs, watched as riders with all ranges and levels of disabilities were lifted into the special ski chair for the ride of a lifetime. Funding is always needed. Please join me in supporting this great organization so the athletes can continue to enjoy the water! No donation is too small! Put in $1, $5, skip your coffee stop for the day, eat the burger without fries and donate the $$. When you are budgeting in a fun family vacation or a trip for yourself, consider putting aside a few bucks for someone in a wheelchair to have one day of fun on the water. You can be part of changing a life. Together we can change the world. Ordinary people can make a difference!