Monday , March 4 2024

Boy Scout creates mobility course for Valley Children's Hospital

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<font size="2"><p>It was a very special day for a boy scout and patient at Valley Children’s Hospital. Liam Niewohner is boy scout and has been a patient of Children’s Hospital since he was a newborn. </p><p>&quot;I was over at Boy Scout camp, when I was there I had to use a wheelchair because I had&nbsp; juvenile rheumtoid arthiritis, and I got stuck on everything, rocks, bridge, curb,&quot; said Liam Niewohner.</p>He was also diagnosed with the a mild form of cerebral palsy, he wanted to create something for his eagle scout service project at valley children’s hospital, so Niewohner pitched his idea of building a mobility course to the adaptive sports program. A year later, his wish came true the mobility course was built next to the playground at Valley Children’s, where the community congratulated him at the ribbon cutting.<br /><br />&quot;It was so exciting to see this dream come true, Mr. Bennett if the Bennett Family Foundation, when he heard of Liam’s story he said fund the whole thing,&quot; said Charise Hansen of Donor Advised Funds.<p>The Fresno Regional Foundation partnered with Valley Children’s on this project, and other patients are touched. &quot;To be able to do this to even have the drive to build something like this to get all the donations it’s just spectacular, it’s really one of the most inspiring things I’ve ever seen,&quot; said Seth Faulconer of Valley Children’s Patient. &quot;It’s pretty amazing that he came up with this so kids can practice going over curbs,&quot; said David Moreno of Valley Children’s patient. </p><p>&quot;It gives kids the chance to really get outside move around and not be cooped up in the rooms all day,&quot; said Faulconer.</p><p>I was very glad to do something for the hospital, the hospital has done so much for me, like I just said in my speech if it wasn’t for Children’s I would not be able to be here and stand here and talk today,&quot; said Niewohner.</p><br /></font></div>

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