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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Health Care

Mission: The Wheel to Walk Foundation is an organization that provides children with disabilities, age 20 years younger, medical equipment or services not covered by insurance. We purchase therapy tricycles, wheelchairs, adaptive strollers, shower chairs, special beds, selective communication devices, speech therapy, pediatric intensive therapy, and patient lifts. Our organization strongly believes that no child with special needs should go without items that could improve the quality of his or her daily life.

Community Stories

58 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are very fortunate to have found the Wheel to Walk Foundation. Our insurance places limits on the number of speech therapy sessions per calendar year. Without the foundation's help, our child would not have been able to continue receiving speech therapy as it would have been too costly for us to pay out-of-pocket as our insurance benefits maxed out. Because of the grant, we have been able to see continued progress with our child's speech. We consider ourselves blessed to have such a wonderful foundation. Thanks Wheel to Walk Foundation for the medical grant! We certainly would recommend the organization to others.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter is 7 and was born with Kabuki Syndrome. Wheel to Walk purchased a Power Pumper for her to ride (like a seated bicycle). Insurance doesn't cover stuff like this and we have so many medical expenses, it was great to find a non-profit that would cover this! Thank you so much Wheel To Walk!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My fifteen year old daughter has a Mitochondrial Disorder and struggles with balance and motor skills. When she was younger she was able to ride a bike with training wheels. As she grew older though the training wheels were not strong enough to support her, and the other kids made comments about the fact that she used them. So sadly the last few summers she hasn't been able to ride. But thanks to Wheel to Walk she now has an adult tricycle! And even though it's winter she has been out riding up and down the street on it. We look forward to riding as a family this summer and watching her ride with the neighbor kids. Thank you Wheel to Walk for making this possible!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter just turned 18. She has Autism, MR, scoliosis, and is non-verbal. When she was younger she road a bike with training wheels with a lot of assistance. Our family enjoys riding bikes and would like for Lillie to join us. The Wheel to Walk Foundation has assisted us with getting Lillie a 3 wheeled adult bike. Lillie gets very excited to see it before and after she gets on it. When sitting on it, you can see how serious she is about learning to ride it. It is quite funny. This opportunity we have been given to teach her to ride this bike is a huge step for Lillie. We are so thankful for this opportunity for Lillie to be a part of the family in another way and to help her with some of her life challenges.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My 6 year old son with Autism and ADHD has been admiring the Power Pumper for some time now as we have come across it at many special needs resource fairs. I just couldn't afford to get him one with all the other expenses we have related to his therapies etc. That's where the Wheel to Walk Foundation came in. I was lucky enough to hear about them. It is nearly impossible to get sensory items coveted by insurance. The Wheel to Walk Foundation processed our request immediately once I submitted the required paperwork and a Power Pumper arrived for my son. He was overjoyed and wants to ride it all the time. It is the kindness and generosity of such organizations that really touches me as a parent of a child with special needs.

4 Elizabeth233

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my grandson, Little Roy, was six months old, he was brutally assaulted by a grown man and was not expected to live. Now, at four years old, our little miracle survivor is thriving and advancing way beyond expectations. He is even trying to walk! He can walk all the way across the living room on his own!
Since he is so big, it's tough to get him around now, and the little push car that we have been using to get him around is now too small for him.
The dilemma we have been facing is trying to decide if we need a wheelchair or not. With Little Roy's determination, and with upcoming extensive therapy, we are certain Little Roy will be soon walking on his own. We decided a stroller would work best at this point in time to help Roy get from one place to another if it is too far for him to walk.
Thanks to WHEEL TO WALK, we now have a beautiful new stroller to push Roy around in and we all LOVE it, especially Little Roy.
We can now take Roy on walks and hikes so he can enjoy the outdoors more, and being outside is one of his most favorite things!
Working with Wheels to Walk was extremely easy, as they are helpful and kind. They are compassionate to our story and helped us really quickly.
Thank you Wheels to Walk, we will think of you everyday as our boy enjoys his stroller!
You're the best! God bless you!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has cerebral palsy and cannot pedal a traditional bike or ride a balance bike. We would not have been able to afford a special needs bike without the Wheel To Walk Foundation. He loves being able to ride bikes with his twin sister now and she is even jealous of his new bike, saying it's better than her bike. We are so thankful they were able to provide this bike for him!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A big thank you to the Wheel To Walk Foundation! Our daughter was born with Prader-Willi Syndrome, a disorder causing very low muscle tone. Our therapist suggested a pumper car to help with arm and trunk strength. We would not have been able to purchase one on our own, but through the Wheel to Walk Foundation, we now have one in our home that she uses everyday to build strength and coordination.

2 Claudia35

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our daughter has cerebral palsy and cannot use a traditional bike. Bikes for special needs children are very expensive and we would not have been able to afford one for our daughter without the help of the Wheel to Walk Foundation. They paid for our daughter to get a bike through Rifton. The application process was easy and we were contacted by Wheel to Walk within a couple of weeks. The people we dealt with were friendly and helpful. We will definitely recommend them to others.

2 Danielle99

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son is 7yrs old with Spastic Quadraplegic Cerebral Palsy. We heard of the Wheels to walk foundation from our local PT and got the papers turned in. They worked well and super efficient! Alex got his bike within a couple weeks of being approved! The entire process I'd say took about a month! They were great with communication and easy to contact! I'm very pleased to work with them and my son loves his new bike! He can go riding with his little brother now!