Nadia's Backyard

Nadia is 8.  She was born with spina bifida, the most prevalent of birth defects.  Nadia uses a wheelchair to get around in the community and she stands/walks for about an hour each day for exercise. Nadia is an active little girl who likes to be on the go.  She has a backyard full of adventure and excitement including her pet bunny, 3 raised vegetable gardens, and her swing set.  BUT unless Mom or Dad carry her, she can not get to anything in her yard.  When her friends are over, she can only sit in her wheelchair on the deck and either watch or blow bubbles.  We have an existing ADA compliant wheelchair ramp which begins in the backyard and runs down the side of the house ending on the driveway.  We plan to excavate and lay a concrete patio paver walkway from the driveway, extending around the perimeter of the backyard.  It will loop around so she can ride her hand-pedaled bike or even race with her friends.  We also would like to update her swing-set and make it handicapped accessible with a sand table, picnic bench, monkey bars which she can play on from her wheelchair, and a chalk board as she can't play with sidewalk chalk from her chair.  Don't you remember playing in your backyard as a kid?  Let's help Nadia to do the same!  Thank you so much!!

  • Lynn Jundt 
    • $50 
    • 107 mos
  • Ouellette Fam 
    • $30 
    • 108 mos
  • We Promise Foundation 
    • $500 (Offline)
    • 110 mos
  • Elizabeth Larsen 
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 110 mos
  • Britt and Julie Parris 
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 110 mos
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Shannon Van Slycke Zaichenko 
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