The Rotary Club of Simi Sunset was asked by Make-A-Wish to support a local Simi Valley resident. Joey fell into a swimming pool when he was 18 months old. The accident dramatically changed his and his family's lives. Now at the age of 15, he suffers from a nervous system disorder which has left him confined to a wheelchair. He can communicate through a tablet and with smiles and noises. His wish... An adaptive swing! Many wish kids avoid large groups during COVID-19 as it could put their health at risk. Having this swing would allow him to enjoy being outside with his family.
The Simi Sunset Rotary Foundation challenged club members by matching up to $1,000 if members would donate. A day later and the combined efforts of the Club and its Foundation were able to donate $2,350 to help support Joey's wish.
Make-A-Wish was very appreciative and sent along photos of Joey's wish coming to fruition. One volunteer said, " was worth a million dollars to see Joey's initial reaction to the swing."
Simi Sunset is proud to have been a very important part of granting this wish. Thank you to all who have contributed.