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Last Sunday, lead awesome dude, Nick and his team invaded the Open Streets of Fort Collins for Open Streets 2018. Open Streets is an event in Fort Collins where an entire three-mile stretch of neighborhood streets are closed off for local booths and citizens of Fort Collins to bike through. We were invited to be a part of it.
Nick was excited to have Awesome Advocate Samantha Strong as a part of the event this year because she’s funny, smart and she brought some speech devices so passers by could experience what it’s like to use a device to communicate. Samantha works for PRC and helps individuals use tools to help foster inclusive relationships with others. For more information on Samantha and PRC, you are invited to check out their website at Prentke Romich Company.
At our Awesome in Action booth, we had several fun activities that people could try. One of which was the Wheelchair Obstacle Race, where racers would hop in a manual wheelchair and race through an obstacle course. Many kids loved experiencing what it’s like to drive a wheelchair around.
Another one of our fun activities was trying out a speech device that our wonderful friend Samantha brought along. Nick thinks speech devices are awesome because he can tell stories, he can speak his mind, share favorite movie quotes and clips with his friends.
We also got to roam around Open Streets with awesome Olivia catching a ride on the back of Nick’s wheelchair. Nick’s favorite part was using his speech device, named Percy, to talk to all of the people he passed by.
Overall, we loved being a apart of Open Streets because it was so fun. We loved sharing the mission of Awesome in Action with the people of Fort Collins, and letting them experience how people of different abilities use different tools to get through life. We are looking forward to next year!
Please join us as we review the year in song, to the tune of Auld Lang Syne!….Get ready, it’s a long one!!
First, the Chorus:
Should Awesome people be forgot
And all the awesome times?
Should Awesome in Action be forgot
An Auld lang syne?
And now, the song:
We got a new illu-stra-tor
His name be Darby boy
Senora Urban’s Helping out
Translating to Spanish joy
Surely the Nemesis video will rock
And surely the Peaks do, Right?
Let’s not forget fun times at Monroe
With Author visits and Literacy Night!
We made new friends; great advocates
The Flet-cher Fam-i-ly
Have brought us in to Community Pre-K
And High Plains school with glee
We twer lu-ck-y to watch th-e burn
Ripple Effect’s black belt tests
And made a great new film with Alayna,
& Ninja Nate; our filming bests
In Estes Park we met a gal
We had a blast in a parade
With our Friends who didn’t shove
And here’s a hand to C.A.S.T for Kids
And help from What if? -Ideation
We went all the way to Boulder Rainbow Childcare
To spread our ins-pira-tion.
Foco Comic Con, a great success-
Anyone can be a hero, we say
We made costumes, and made some friends
A grand and funny day!
The librarians in Love-land
At the Author Showcase gave us Love
And at Crossroads Church, with Dream Catcher
We saw Loveland from above.
The year came to an Awesome End
With a visit to Prairie School–
A friend from Ability-Fest came through
And the students were so cool!
The Cub Scout Troop Nin-ty-one
Met and drew some pictures, too
And now we’re fundraising for an adaptive zipline
With a girl scout troop so true.
A non-profit, AiA now be
And we vow to see it through
We’d love to have your continued support
Please let us come to you!
Who knew this song could be so long?
Who knew the many verse?
At least we got a chance to say
All we’ve done, for better or worse
Have a Safe and Happy New Year!!!