The charity which I am raising money for is Go Kids Go! (formerly known as Association Wheelchair Children). This charity has been my second family for the past seven years. Their motto being "independence through mobility" is exactly what they gave me - independence. That one motto changed me as a person. When I first started out taking workshops and classes with Go Kids Go! I didn't even know where the pushrims were. Seven years later, I am a college student, much more independent and confident. Through the courses that Go Kids Go offer I now view my wheelchair as a tool to help me acheive things. For instance, the half marathon I am hand biking which is set to take place in August 2012. I am doing this half marathon to raise money so that other children can gain the independence that is needed when entering into adult life in a wheelchair.
Please contribute to the shaping of other wheelchair using children's independence.