Making a Difference in Adults Life…
Meet George Capella
George Capella is a single father, passionate about sports. His love for cycling kept him in Prospect Park for hours. He was teamster truck driver working on several big jobs, (The new Yankee Stadium, 2nd Avenue 7 train and the World Trade Center and more), until 10 years ago when he was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy.
“I have slowed down since and only because of the gradual decrease in my mobility…today I don’t do any of the things I used to do. I use a walker and I wonder what the future holds for me. I believe… I will return to my old self, I refuse to accept being stuck in a wheelchair. I am not living in denial I like to think I am fighting to the end… George said.
Karen was born in Brooklyn, NY. Her parents are Chinese and at the age of 9 years old she speaks English and Mandarin. Karen was born premature and stayed in the hospital several months. Karen’s goal is one day to walk without any help. Her love for reading makes her one of the smart students in her class.
谢谢(Thank you) from Karen and Zhou Family.
Hasan is 9 years old and was born in Brooklyn, NY. He loves reading and video games. Hasan’s diagnosis and his severe hypotonia and unsteady gait make things hard for him to perform any action without help. His goal is one day to help others the same way people have being helping him.
Hasan and his Family are very grateful.
Peri is 18 years old and is a student at Adelphi University, NY majoring in Business. She had more than 20 surgeries and use an electric wheelchair and a ventilator 24/7, but have not stop her to continue achieving her goals. Peri is a marathon runner.
Peri and her Family, Thanks everyone for all the donations
Our first AdaptAbility Star, Diego Munoz. Diego loves the outdoors and his favorite song is “I Live”. At the age of 15, Diego had more than 10 surgeries. He was born premature and had a lot of medical issues. He lives with his parents, sister and the new member of the family “Rocky” (dog).
The Munoz Family are very thankful for all the donations, making Diego’s dream of riding a bicycle a reality.