Ali's Boundless Playground

Official Project

The Problem

We didn't have an accessible playground here in Grand Forks. Also, our city was devistated by the flood of '97. We lost most of the playgrounds we had, including the one that was partially accessible. We needed to have a place where children of all abilities could play together.

Plan of Action

I, along with my committee, have been raising money to build an all-accessible playground here in our city. I have Spina Bifida, which is a neurotube birth defect. I consider myself very blessed as I am very physically able. I want this playground for kids like me with disablities who aren't as lucky as I am. We have been fundraising since December, and have raised $160,000!!! We would really like to build before winter comes, as we live in North Dakota. We hope to order the equipment the end of this month. We're trying our hardest to raise the little bit that we still need. Everyone in the communtiy has been EXTREMELY supportive of my project. I can't thank them enough, as I would never be in this position without all of them. I feel that I was given my disability for a reason, so I'm gonna use it to help others. This September of 2008, about 150 volunteers came out top help build Phase I of Ali's Boundless Playground. We are adding a toddler section and some other special pieces in the spring of 2009.

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