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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

62 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Oh my gosh, where do I begin? My daughter Corrine was born with CP and has always been on the sidelines watching everyone else walk, run and ride bikes. Her physical therapist JoAnne started her riding the trike at school At the age of 16, JoAnne connected us with Wheel to Walk Foundation. The staff at Wheel to Walk was wonderful. The application process was the easiest we have seen when it comes to trying to obtain any equipment. We can't say enough good things. We received the trike mid June and she has been on it daily. She is getting stronger everyday and going further than we could have imagined. Corrine is now able to feel like she is part of world. We can't say Thank you enough for the Trike.

2 Liz_83

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of being involved with this amazing organization for the last two years as an Advisory Board Member. This charitable organization has been helping families for over 25 years, and it has been an honor to serve on this Board and support the work of Wheel to Walk. Its philanthropic goal centers on enhancing the quality of life of the disabled youth in our communities by providing medical equipment or services that would typically be denied by insurance companies. Wheel to Walk provides an avenue for disabled youth to improve their communication and motor skills through the provision of therapy trikes, gait trainers, communication devices, speech therapy services, and so much more. The tireless and selfless work of the Founding Board Members to help families is life-changing not just for the disabled member, but also for the entire family. It is truly an outstanding organization, making a difference in the community. I thank God for Wheel to Walk!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wheel to Walk has always come through for the kiddos with special needs that I work with! They know on a personal level the financial challenges that many families face. They provide hope and inspire others that this world can indeed be a better place when we all work together for the sake of the kids! Thanks Wheel to Walk! Keep up the good work! So many of the kiddos I work with have the specialized equipment they need because of you! Thanks for making a difference in the lives of these little ones one step at a time!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Wheel to Walk Foundation is extraordinarily effective in providing devices and services to families. This foundation is laser focused on the needs of the children based on the personal experiences of the founder and officers. They efficiently and responsibly steward ever single donated dollar. It's a privilege to be affiliated with Wheel to Walk Foundation!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our little girl was in dire need of a soft sitter for her daily comfort. She has limited control of her trunk and is not able to sit in a standard seat. Wheel to walk has blessed us with a special needs sitter and we are so grateful. It has made a huge difference in hers and our daily life. Thanks so much for all you do!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son has CP and has been wheelchair bound since he was 3. Last year he had a life changing surgery and is learning how to walk. As part of his rehab, they put him on a bike and he was able to ride for the first time in his 10 years! It was amazing but unfortunately we didn't have a bike at home. WTW most graciously provided him one and he LOVES it! Our family can go on rides together now and more importantly, he can ride and play and be 'one of the guys'! What a blessing and a gift that will last for a long time. Thanks WTW!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wheel to walk is a great foundation. I was searching for some funding for a special needs bike when I came across it. They have made my son extremely happy with his new bike! It's perfect and he can ride it and feel more like a typical kid!