Organization for the Disabled to Race in Wheelchairs Starts in Brighton – The Good News
Three Michigan teens will compete in their first 5K on Memorial Day...in wheelchairs.
PJ Sapienza, a resident of Brighton, has started the southeast Michigan chapter of Ainsley's Angels, a nationwide organization that helps people with disabilities to compete in endurance races.
People like Alyssa Feiler, an 18-year-old who had a stroke before she was even born, and also lives with epilepsy and cerebral palsy. And people like her friends, 17-year-old Aleisha Kuznicki and 18-year-old Morgan Handyside (who also live with CP). All three of them will be the first people to benefit from the organization - money raised has gone to purchase wheelchairs that can be used in races.
And it's not just for people who can't walk - they also want people who have heart conditions and other ailments that would normally prevent them from participating to benefit from it.
A running lab in Brighton will be taking donations for the organization this Saturday. Details are HERE.
I know that this is redundant of The Good News from yesterday, but I've dealt with a disabled mother for most of my life. And every time I run a 5K, a 10K or a half marathon, I always think about the people who CANNOT run. And this makes me sooooo happy.