April 25th, 2015
Ridgefield Obstacle Course
22510 NW Cornell Drive
Ridgefield, WA 98642
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Obstacles Won't Stop Us
About the Event
RAFFA is proud to announce the inaugural “Obstacles Won’t Stop Us” fundraiser. Join us for a day of competition, fun, and chance to make a difference in people’s lives with disabilities. At RAFFA we provide assistance to the disabled community to better their chances of staying active with adaptive bikes, home modifications, and tools to improve quality of life in an ever changing battle to persevere.
RAFFA is proud to have 5 year old Ellie Wagar as our beneficiary for an adaptive hand cycle that will help her to be active and exercise while adapting to her personal obstacles.
Come join us on April 25th as we join together to prove “Obstacles Won’t Stop Us” and raise money to help fund her hand cycle. Proceeds from this event will benefit RAFFA a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to awareness of Friedreich’s Ataxia a rare progressive degenerative neuro muscular disease.
Ridgefield Obstacle course is proud to host this inaugural event, please join us on April 25th at 9:00 AM for some friendly competition and lots of fun. We will have a day filled with hitting the obstacle course, running the trails and giving it our all on the Hoover ball court. There will be team and individual competitions along with some fun events for the younger athletes. Following the event stick around with your family and friends for a BBQ or bring your own picnic to enjoy on the grounds.
Ellie has a condition called syntelencephaly, a rare malformation of the brain which results in spasticity. This causes muscle rigidity or high tone in her lower extremities. Ellie takes two different medications to help relax these muscles. She also regularly has injections into her legs to help reduce this high tone. As a result of her condition, Ellie has never been able to walk without the assistance of a walker or even been able to crawl. She has some upper body strength and loves to get around in her wheelchair, but is unable to ride a traditional bike because of the muscle tone in her legs. She is able to peddle with her hands, though, and a bicycle that would accommodate that would suit her needs well.