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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

Client Served

Rating: 5

We can't say enough THANK YOU's to this great foundation! Our 10 years old grandson was given an adaptive bike that gives him the opportunity to exercise and build leg muscles.
We are so grateful!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wheel to Walk provided our daughter Rachel with a handicap appropriate bicycle so she could get some aerobic exercise & join the rest of the family on bike rides. Rachel has cerebral palsy and walks with a walker & leg braces. The only bike she could use was a Rifton special needs bike, but those cost around $2,000. There was just no way for our family of five to dedicate that kind of financial resource to a bike. Our physical therapist team told us about the Wheel to Walk foundation, but I didn't didn't think such a pricey item would ever be awarded. We were delighted when we heard we had been awarded, and just in time for Rachel to get her bike for Christmas, just like other kids who get bikes for Christmas.
It used to be hard for Rachel to get exercise with her disability, now she can ride her bike to maintain cardiovascular health and achieve a healthy weight. Wheel to Walk has made Rachel's dream come true. Way to go Wheel to Walk! A Million Thanks!

1

Client Served

Rating: 4

Such a wonderful foundation! They quickly responded to my request for an application and also were quick to respond when ever I had a question. I was able to complete the application in maybe an hour then obtained the needed letters ect required. The only negative thing I can think to say is that it took quite a bit longer for them to review our application than expected simply because they had so many applications. Because of this foundation, our disabled son has a trike that fits him and that he can independently ride around our driveway. He is getting exercise and has the opportunity to play with his typically developing family members in a way that was previously impossible. Such a specialized trike is surprisingly expensive and was not something that was within our means. Our insurance, like most, will not help with this type of purchase. Finding Wheels to Walk opened a door for our son that allows him to feel like every other kid out in the driveway riding his "bike" . His pride and joy shine as he rides. Thank you Wheels to Walk. 4 1/2 stars.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi, I came across Wheel to Walk Foundation after countless hours trying to find resources to help fund an adaptive bike for my son. We completed the application and received a prompt response and willingness to support our efforts. Because the bike was nearly $5,000, this was a team approach for fundraising and other grants. This foundation worked with our family during that process and allowed the funds to "be on hold" while we raised the entire amount for my son's dream bike. This organization helped make our family dream come true and we are now enjoying family outings and bike trips together when we never had that chance before. My son is exploring his new freedom and independence while riding his new bike. Thank you all- this is a wonderful foundation and has been a pleasure to work with. Thank you for changing our lives!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

WTW is amazing! Jill was so kind to us and your generosity and warmth will never be forgotten. We hope to one day be in a position to pay it forward. Foundations like WTW actually remember that our families try our best, but sometimes need a little extra boost. Our son is the most amazing, wonderful, light of our life; and with the help of WTW, he will be able to continue to impress and amaze us! Thank you again!
With love from the Martin Family!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Good Evening,
Thank you for this opportunity to share our gratitude and joy in the gift of a tricycle to my Granddaughter, Na'sirah, made possible through the generosity of The Wheel to Walk Foundation.
Na'sirah is seventeen now and has hadPhysical, Occupational and Speech therapy since she was diagnosed as having cerebral palsy at age two.
Through the years, her physical therapists, her family, but most of all, Na'sirah has done so much in exercising her limbs, striving to increase her range of motion and strengthen her leg muscles through intense exercise and botox injections.
But lo and behold, along comes happiness one day in the form of a tricycle. She could achieve self-mobility through the motion of her own legs. She could join her cousins and no longer be 'on the outside, looking in'. If you could only see the sense of accomplishment, pride and happiness lighting up her face as she rides her tricycle, you would understand what an impact The Wheel to Walk Foundation has made in the life of this child. Their gift of a beautiful tricycle to Na'sirah has not only given her the physical benefits of balance and leg muscle exercise and strengthening, but has afforded her an activity that empowers her and one she absolutely enjoys!
May Almighty Allah reward you for this wonderful gift. Thank you!

1 DifferentSpokes

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've worked with Wheel to Walk for the last year and was so pleased to attend their Spin Your Wheels event. The turnout and location were great. I really appreciated how personal the event was. There needs to be more events like this one that focus on connecting families with each other as well as with organizations that can help out. I'll be back next year.

1 Patty56

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a physical therapist who has recommended a lot of equipment for children over the years. The children I serve have benefited greatly from the wheel to walk foundation. Wheel to walk has a good system for applying for equipment that is simple enough to apply and get approval within a short period of time. Much of this equipment is no longer paid for by insurance, and these children would not be able to have this equipment at all if it were not for wheel to walk. Great organization!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter is 16 years old an has Cerebral Palsy. She recently was given a beautiful Rifton Trike from
Wheels to Walk Foundation. Sarah cannot walk long distances or run for exercise. Her bike has been given her freedom to move without wearing out quickly. She can be out with family and friends enjoying the outdoors 'just like everybody else' because of this amazing gift. This will be a life long activity that she will always enjoy. Thank you Wheels to Walk!!!!!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to volunteer at the "spin your wheels" event. I throughly enjoyed meeting all of the families who were supported by this foundation. They were so happy and thankful to have access to the equipment their children so desperately needed. The kids were so excited to show off their "wheels" and spin around Oaks Park. I look forward to volunteering with this foundation again! The work they do allows every child to be as independent as they can and supports these families where insurance companies don't.