Day: May 16, 2020

Tree Houses for the Handicapped

Handicapped people miss out on a lot of the fun and excitement in life. From riding bikes to jumping rope to running after a ball, those in wheelchairs get shortchanged, but not any longer. Now anyone, no matter what their handicap, can climb a tree. Forever Young Treehouses, started in 1998, is a place that cares about handicapped people. They care so much, in fact, that they began building wheelchair accessible tree houses all over the country. They build at parks, homes, camps, and for organizations. Now anyone who is wheelchair bound can still be on top of the world. Forever Young Treehouses is a committed organization whose founders, Bill Allen and Phil Trabulsky, MD, had a vision and made it happen. Both members of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Vermont, they had an idea that would allow children with disabilities the opportunity to participate in something that they, otherwise, would not be able to do. Their completed projects include a tree house at Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Services in Watertown, WI, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta in Colchester, …