Racers for Pacers has been wonderful for my daughter, Katherine. The wind thru her hair, new sights, and the high energy level makes her happy. Thank you, Racers for Pacers.
Racers for Pacers offers Noah a chance to get out and feel the wind in his hair. My husband runs with Noah, so it provides a wonderful bonding opportunity that wouldn’t exist without the running chair that Noah has been provided.They get to get away from the daily grind and enjoy one another’s company in the outdoors, and Noah loves the stimulation it provides for him. We couldn’t be more thankful to be beneficiaries of this awesome program!
You can tell Brooke loves her running chair by the huge grin on her face. She truly enjoys the wind in her face. After running Brooke is so peaceful and relaxed.
Dori, age 5, has been involved with Racers for Pacers for over a year. She LOVES it!! She gets to be pushed in a super fancy run chair and feel the breeze! No matter what her mood is prior to the run, she always returns with a smile and happy squealing sounds! As it can be difficult to really know the opinions from a non-verbal child, when Dori sees her pacer, she reaches high up to hug him and begins to open/close her fist, which is her “sign” for “more”. It’s as if she’s saying “more run chair, more run chair” every time she sees her runner! That is confirmation enough for me to know how much she is benefitting from this experience. We are truly grateful for the ability for Dori to be involved with Racers for Pacers! Going to the run events is amazing– being part of a group where she can belong! Everyone cheers her on (and her pacer, of course) as they cross the finish line…it gives me goose bumps! There are so many children that could benefit from this program…I hope many more children have the opportunity to participate.