The power within us
Not every hero is “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound”. And when they can’t, they are infinitely more heroic, and their accomplishments are infinitely more inspiring. You be the judge.
Akila, a wheelchair bound young adult with severe disabilities, immigrated to the United States from Sri Lanka with his parents and siblings. Here the world would be more accessible to Akila. His overarching dream is to visit Colorado to watch a Denver Broncos football game in person.
Home alone with his caregiver mother, Akila plays a virtual reality game in his bedroom. A loud thud followed by shattering glass and the cries of his mother disrupt the rhythms and music of the game he is playing.
He rolls from his bedroom to the kitchen to see his mother’s eyes and face completely covered with tears, lying on a floor of broken glass, and unable to stand.
He turns his wheelchair to half circle, bends over his legs, and extends his right hand further than he thought possible to reach his mother’s body prone on the kitchen floor. He struggles to gain hold. With strength he does not know he possesses, he raises “the most important person in my life” and carries her to safety.
Letting no obstacle stand in the way of achieving his goal, Akila inspires us at SPARC.
Akila’s story is a powerful testament to the “why” behind SPARC.
Given the right situation, each of us has a power within us.
The Power Of You
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|Supplies for one person
|One life or vocation skills class
|Social group (outings only)
|Inclusive community outing for 10
|One month of Zumba for 30
|10 weeks of skills classes
|An entire month of SPARC attendance
|Assistive technology for a non-verbal participant
|An entire year of SPARC attendance