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Shirley

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Review for DISABLED SPORTS USA FAR WEST, Alpine Meadows, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I started skiing with Disabled Sports USA at Alpine Meadows 15 years ago. I never thought I'd enjoy the slopes again after being paralyzed from a car wreck 32 years ago. I have had so much fun wiping out on the intermediate slope and gliding down the bunny slope. My life is full! People cannot believe that I can snow ski. I tell them its all because of Alpine Meadows adaptive ski program.

Love you guys!
Shirley

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Client Served

Review for Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc., Petaluma, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a paraplegic for 32 years. I started riding when I was 9 years old, and was absolutely in love with them as a teenager. When I was injured in a car accident at 21 years old I thought my riding days were over. Now I get to enjoy riding, petting, and talking to my favorite animals because of Giant Steps. They make it affordable and safe for a person like me to enjoy the magic of the horse. Not only do they provide good horses, but the staff and volunteers are so kind and understanding. I know my life is healthy and happy because of the Giants Steps Therapeutic Riding Program!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Client Served

Review for Equi-Ed, Inc., Santa Rosa, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This therapeutic riding program is so important to people with disabilities, like me. I'm a paraplegic that has been in a wheelchair since 1980, from a car accident. I used to ride horses when I was a kid and loved it! This program not only allows me to enjoy being on a horse, but insures a safe and enjoyable riding environment. Therapeutic riding at Equi-Ed, not only lifts my spirits, I get health benefits too!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the horses, staff and volunteers are top notch; always there to support and create an enjoyable experience.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, experienced and reliable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

design and operate its own stables, provide the newest technology in riding gear and accessories. Offer more classes to the public. Most importantly, to purchase a dedicated horse so I could compete internationally in para-equestrian events.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Client Served & I take riding lessons at Equi-Ed.