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Eisha: I wish to give an adaptive playground to my school

Eisha

“ It will be a space where everyone can play together, regardless of their abilities. ”

For most third graders, waking up every morning to go to school often seems like a chore. Not so for eight-year-old Eisha! She loves going to school. The thought of having to miss yet another day of school is heartbreaking. 

Diagnosed at birth with a genetic disorder, it has been hard for Eisha when she can’t be at school. Despite her daily challenges, Eisha live life to the fullest. As her mother, PaNyia, has said, “She has the biggest personality I can think of, our little diva trickster!” 

When it came time to decide on a wish, instead of wishing for something for herself, Eisha wished to give an adaptive playground to her school where all her friends, and other kids like her, can play together, regardless of their abilities. 

This past fall, students at Eisha’s school got to play on the playground for the first time. The playground, which includes a seated area in which kids can sway gently, is designed to give all children and their families an environment where they experience the thrill and exhilaration of meaningful physical play. Eisha looks forward to lots of fun outdoor play with her friends and family at the playground!

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2 Comments

Susie

I loved reading this story! xo

December 07, 2014 - 5:40 PM

Kendal Ewaldt

Such a beautiful soul! This is so inspiring to me! ♥

May 23, 2016 - 8:54 PM

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