Throughout his life, Austin has required specialized care, medical equipment and extensive physical therapies and rehabilitation. He needs a wheelchair and specialized vehicle to get around, and is unable to move independently or eat and bathe on his own. In 2011, Austin required a spinal fusion surgery in which rods to support his spine were implanted. Then last year, Austin was diagnosed with osteoporosis. He desperately needs the appropriate supportive intensive exercise program that is specifically suited for his delicate and fragile medical condition. Despite facing many obstacles, Austin has a large circle of friends and family and he loves to remain social within his community. He was referred by his physician to a promising exercise program known as Journey Forward (JF), (www.journey-forward.org). Austin was part of a Fox news story back in March of 2016 which featured the founder of JF, www.myfoxboston.com JF allows him not only to get a great physical workout, but to spend time with peers with similar disabilities. Austin is proud to report that he was STANDING at his very first session at Journey Forward! His response to the program offered at Journey Forward has been overwhelmingly positive, and Austin feels the benefits are far greater than any occupational or physical therapies he has tried in the past. Journey Forward is unique and one of the only places with specialized equipment and trainers considering his challenges. Over the past year alone, Austin has celebrated many accomplishments through JF. Specifically, he’s been able to hold himself up for over a minute with no assistance, can bear his on weight with minimal help, and perform squat-like exercises all on his own. This progress has been invaluable for Austin.
We were delighted to donate and participate in this event and look forward to the next one
Braintree Rotary Induction Ceremony
The Induction ceremony for the new President, Officers and Disctrict Attorney 2018-2019.
Braintree Rotary Charity Golf Tournament
Another great year sponsoring this event, looking forward to next year!
Run For Charlotte 2018
Braintree, Ma 4/22/18
It was a beautiful day to come and show support for a cause that effects so many kids. We are happy to be able to sponsor another year in the Run For Charlotte. Even got a selfie with Jim Plunkett! It was a great day and we look forward to continue to support the Run For Charlotte