Do you remember the last time you walked barefoot on the beach?
Thanks to the support of participants, like you, in our Annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament, Mountain Shadows resident, Johanna, was able to live her dream and see the ocean for the first time in her life.
Johanna, an Olive House resident, is confined to a wheelchair. She’s considered “medically fragile” and needs assistance with most of her daily activities, like showering, eating and even using the bathroom.
While she will never walk barefoot on the beach as you and I can, thanks to a specially designed wheelchair, Johanna was able to put her feet in the sand – to feel the warmth of the sand between her toes. She was able to smell the salty sea air. She even kicked her feet in the water – oh, she kicked and kicked and kicked!!! She just didn’t want to stop kicking! And she was screaming at the top of her lungs and laughing – she just couldn’t stop laughing.
She didn’t want to leave.
Her eyes brimming with tears of joy, she asked, “Can I come back next year?”
With your support – she can.
We invite you to help us help others like Johanna. There are three ways you can help: