Family events are a great way for children and parents to work together and participate in a fun event that really means something to them.
Cleveland, Ohio is home to a Triathlon, which is made up of family teams. These teams consist of many children who have disabilities. Families of these children have been working and training all year long for this event. For participants, like a child named Elsie, who has cerebral palsy and is legally blind, this day is very important.
The families participating in the event both inspire and are inspired by the children in the event. Their willingness to work hard to achieve a goal help others see that differences should not limit the things these children can do, but can help them grow stronger.
The Cleveland Triathlon is one of many events that families of children with special needs or disabilities have been recently participating in. Specifically, these families are all clients of the United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland, the official beneficiary of this race.
The United Cerebral Palsy has helped children make great progress. Students have made such achievements that have helped them do everyday tasks like walking, which were oftentimes doubted by others. With the many therapies from the staff, children are quickly developing essential skills to help them live more independently.
All teams that are participating in the event asked for sponsors to make a pledge. All the funds that were raised are going directly to the UCP. With special websites made by each family in the event, it is easy for others to help do their part.