Nonprofits  July 6, 2022

Can’d Aid hosting lemonade-stand fundraiser for Berthoud Adaptive Park project

BERTHOUD — Volunteers from Can’d Aid, a Longmont-based nonprofit, are hosting a fundraiser later this month, during which Longmont Dairy Farm lemonade will be sold with proceeds benefiting the Berthoud Adaptive Park project, which will be the first fully accessible public playground in the town. 

The event will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 16 and July 17 at the corner of Colorado Highway 56 and Dorothy Drive in Berthoud. 

“The Berthoud Adaptive Park Project was inspired by Lauren and Richard Bowling, who are the parents of five-year-old Braxton and four-year-old twins Mack and Miles. During Lauren’s pregnancy, Mack and Miles were diagnosed with twin-to-twin twin transfusion syndrome and, in either labor or delivery, Miles was without oxygen long enough to result in a traumatic brain injury, known as periventricular leukomalacia, that ultimately led to the development and diagnosis of spastic triplegia cerebral palsy at age two. Though not affected cognitively or verbally, Miles is unable to stand or walk by himself which makes him dependent on a wheelchair for his mobility, freedom and independence,” according to a Can’d Aid news release. “The closest ADA accessible playground to the Bowling family is currently 40 minutes away from their home in Berthoud. The goal of the fundraiser is to assist the Bowling family and the project developers in any way necessary to help reach the goal of bringing accessibility and inclusion closer to home for many in the mid-northern Colorado area.”

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