We have another graduate! Congratulations, Stephen, on graduating high school last night! Stephen has been in ABLE Youth since he was 3 years old and has been involved in just about every aspect of the program. Now, he’s driving and will be attending Lee University in the fall. If you check out the front of his wheelchair, he used a FreeWheel attachment last night in graduation. He had to push a LONG way in high grass down the field, and then once they processed to their seats, he had to go up to sing with his choir before coming back down and going back up later for his diploma. Stephen is a strong, independent guy, and he very smartly found something that made all of that pushing in grass a lot easier so that he could do it himself. Congratulations on graduating and on becoming an awesome, independent young man!
Registration Is Open For Tri My Best! The 4rd Annual Tri My Best Triathlon will take place on Sunday, July 7th, 2019 at 9 am the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center. We've had ABLE Youth kids participate every year, and we want lots of kids to participate again this year! This year, the age range has been widened to include kids ages 5-18. If you've never participated before, Tri My Best is a Vanderbilt Children's triathlon that pairs kids with disabilities and kids without disabilities to complete a triathlon together as a team, using modifications if necessary. The triathlon is untimed and is open to whatever modifications or assistance your child needs to complete the triathlon. They don't have the distances on their website, but it's shortened considerably from a typical youth triathlon. If your child is an ABLE Youth participant, ask us about reimbursing your registration fee! Register at https://vanderbilt.ejoinme.org/trimybest. For questions, email Kelley Newman at Kelley.Newman@vumc.org.
Two more days until adaptive climbing at Climb Nashville! If you're coming, please RSVP at https://www.teamcatalyst.org/eventsregistration.html.
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