In July 2016, I interned at the Adaptive Design Association (ADA), a nonprofit organization, which aims to provide individuals with disabilities custom adaptations that will help them excel in their daily lives. During my time at ADA, my colleagues and I worked on an Accessibility Project with our supervisor, Tamara Morgan. While working on the project, I got an understanding of the state of accessibility travel in NYC and in other places. I also saw how difficult it was for a person in a wheelchair to travel on an everyday basis, especially when it comes to taking the subway. By the end of the internship, my colleagues and I with the help of our supervisor came up with solutions to make transportation more accessible for individuals in a wheelchair, such as building ramps between the platform and the train and installing elevators in every stop of every train. I am doing this fundraising because I have seen the difference that ADA has made in the lives of individuals with disabilities especially children and I want to support their cause of making individuals with disabilities reach their full potential without limits.
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