Seven-year-old Cynthia of Sturgis will take great delight in her wish of a sensory movement package for years to come! Cynthia, who spends most of her day in a wheelchair, will enjoy having a different mode of transportation - one that will help strengthen her legs and move her closer to her goal of walking!
Cynthia's wish is one of 13 wishes we have granted in June alone.
Cynthia received an adaptive trike, a Maddacrawler prone support walker, a Not-So-Infant swing, sensory balls and other therapeutic accessories for her wish. A party was held at Lions Park in Sturgis with her family and closest friends to celebrate her wish. During the picnic, she was all smiles as she was pushed around the park shelter in her bike. She also liked playing catch with her friends! During her wish party, family and friends were encouraged and excited to see Cynthia start to move the pedals on her own.
According to her dad, Jason, since then she has already improved her riding skills. He commented, “The skills that she is learning with her new equipment are opening a whole new world to her (physically, mentally and socially). She has always been so interested in watching other kids ride bikes. This gift gives her a sense of normalcy and it is such a blessing to her.”
Cynthia’s wish was made possible by Driving For Dreams partner Hills Materials of Rapid City.
Other wishes in June have included trips to Seattle to geocache, to the Country Music Festival in Nashville, New York City, Walt Disney World and Hawaii. We also granted a wish for a Rainbow Play System and an iPad entertainment package.