After my last post I thought I've give you a glimpse of how truly amazing the Spring Valley YMCA is for our little family. Adam and I have always loved belonging to the YMCA but this past year we not only love to spend time there but are really greatful for the staff and programs they offer. The YMCA is completely wheelchair accessible. This means that I am able to bring Gavin upstairs onto the nice 1/13th mile indoor track and walk with him while over looking the huge indoor pool as well as the two courts, where Madison is often taking a class. There also is a smaller fitness center upstairs with cardio equipment as well as weights that allows me to work out with Gavin by my side.
They have a beautiful outdoor pool where we spent most of the summer, which is also accessible for Gavin. I was told last year that they were willing to do what ever I wanted to get Gavin in the water, which we did! Outside the pool is another playground that is completely wheelchair accessible. They even recently put in a new piece of equipment with Gavin in mind, as we can wheel him right on -- the Sway Fun Glider!
Then there is the special needs class, which is also open to the community free of charge. This is an unstructured class where children with special needs can take advantage of their top of the line equipment, including a ball pit, large and small trampoline, mood bounce, adaptive bikes, sensory tools, swings and much more! This is where we found out about Gavin's new bike, from the Ambucs, who also donated two beautiful new bikes to the class.
These are things that make this mommie very happy. Even though there are many places which Gavin is very limited it makes me smile that we have this place to go to where the limits are lifted off. No organization is perfect, but the YMCA is close.
Thank You Spring Valley YMCA and a huge Thank You to the Ambucs for giving our little guy a bike!