accessible playground

Teen with LGMD helps design accessible playground in Virginia Beach

posted on May 12, 2010 - 4:01pm
Designers of a new accessible beach park in Virginia Beach, Va., are very glad they asked Caroline Pennell, of Chesterfield, to look over their plans. The 14-year-old with limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) came up with the best idea of all. 
posted on November 1, 2006 - 11:53am
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 6
Third-grader Wesley McHugh couldn’t wait to see the new playground at his school in Mandeville, La., near New Orleans. His excitement quickly changed to disappointment when his electric wheelchair was unable to maneuver over the bark-covered surface. During recess, he sat on the sidelines and watched his classmates play. Wesley, who has nemaline myopathy, graciously accepted another barrier in...