WE MADE IT!
December 11, 2016
BENEFITING: AINSLEYSANGELS OF AMERICA
ORGANIZER: AINSLEYSANGELS OF AMERICA
AINSLEYSANGELS OF AMERICA wrote -
Ainsley's Angels of America is super excited to be spreading awareness and smiles through activism and education!
Enjoy this special note written by Alex's sister, Hannah:
My brother’s name is Alex Glenn, he is 30 years old and has profound autism. He has lived in a group home since he was 13 but my family picks him up every other weekend. He is ambulatory but has an unsteady gait and is a major fall risk. His balance is deteriorating and his protective reflexes are very slow. His caretaker, Maris, has a wheelchair for him but he doesn’t like it because it doesn't go fast enough! The thing that makes him the happiest is riding in the car or swinging. When he is having a meltdown or trying to leave, the only thing that will calm him is sitting in the car and going for a drive. He is the best road trip buddy. He carries a cooking spatula with him at all times and beware if you try to take it from him, lol.
Having this chair for him would mean that he has another recreational activity to stimulate his brain and make his days fuller. We used to take him on long walks but with his gait and balance problems, we can’t anymore. It will also inspire my family to get into running shape if it meant getting to complete a race with him. I am so excited to see a huge smile on Alex’s face when he gets into his chair and gets moving.
YES, YOU CAN...donate to ensure this becomes a reality!
Click the pink button in the upper right of this page or email: Info@AinsleysAngels.org for a link to make a donation using PayPal and/or for a mailing address should you prefer to donate by check. We will ensure all donations appear on this page as off-line donations.
Another way to help, is to spread the word of our message and efforts:
1. Visit www.AinsleysAngels.org to purchase the children’s book, Born an Angel, written by Ainsley’s then 11-year old sister and donate it to a local elementary school library!
2. Follow us on Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter: @ainsleys_angels
3. Lastly, we invite you to enjoy this amazing video and subscribe to our YouTube channel!