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Chandra Muenster

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Review for North Texas Wheelchair Basketball Conference, Dallas , TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

What a blessing to have this organization in my family's life! My son, Hollis, was born without legs in 1994. His very rare disability is called Proximal Focal Fomilia Deficiency (PFFD). As he grew, like all young kids, he wanted to play sports and be active and involved with other kids. We had quite a challenge finding something that he could participate in and enjoy. From the very first practice he went to as an elementary aged kid with the Dallas Jr. Wheelchair Mavericks, we were hooked! He loved the program and coaches! We have now been with them throughout many of his school years. Hollis is a senior in high school this year and is the "Big Man" on the team with a wingspan of 6'6"! As he looks toward college and what the future holds, we embrace the possibility of a full scholarship to college for him to play adult wheelchair basketball. What an amazing opportunity that would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work of everyone in this organization. ALL of the coaches and board members are 100% volunteers! Every dollar given goes directly to support the kids and the goals of this wonderful nonprofit organization. My heart is full when I think of all the wonderful people that pour themselves into this group and the impact it has on every kid involved. And even though my son will graduate this coming spring, I am confident my relationship with them will continue.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My son's life. He has grown up playing wheelchair basketball with this amazing group.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them better/newer facilities for practice. Bigger donors so every kid can have a custom fit sport wheelchair that is made just for them and every kid regardless of their family's financial situation would be able to travel to tournaments and participate completely without the worry of cost.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Through volunteering with this group I have made lasting and life-changing friendships. There are so many wonderful stories and different life situations that have brought us all together. There is no discrimination when it comes to childhood illness, or handicap. We have kids from every imaginable home situation, ethnicity and financial background. We are all brought together out of love and compassion for the amazing kids that bring life and energy to this group.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I feel well used and very needed when I am involved in this group. Every dollar raised is put toward the kids and the goals of this nonprofit. Every adult involved is 100% volunteer. It is heartwarming to see the kids grow and mature. From seeing these kids score their first basket in elementary school to game winning shots as seniors in high school at the national championship game. It is life changing!

Role:  Volunteer & I help with fundraising and grant writing. .