eet Roland. This is my smiling, blond hair and blue-eyed youngest son. He is the loudest, happiest three-year-old kid in his class; he also happens to have Cerebral Palsy and is a wheelchair user. Roland is the most determined little dude! In our family we say, “Roland will do everything his brother Niles does, it just may look a little different.” As a family, we’ve golfed, skied, hiked, and vacationed.
As the weather warmed up last summer, I realized Roland would not be able to play on his preschool playground with his wheelchair because the surface is currently covered in wood chips, the least accessible ADA compliant material.
My family and I, in partnership with the Little Friends Nursery School and the Mechanicsburg First United Methodist Church ask for your support in our fund-raising efforts to replace the current surface with poured in place rubber. Our goal is to make the playground accessible for Roland by September 2017 and all kiddos with a disability who will attend Little Friends in the future.
Roland is known all over school and town for his green light up wheels. Let’s get those wheels lighting up the playground!
Let ‘em Roll!