Londyn is a sweet, beautiful young lady with a sassy spirit. To know her is to truly love her. She has severe, non-verbal autism. Although she is 18 years old, she’s cognitively equivalent to a 3 year old.
The severity of her autism has made it extremely difficult for her to get out into the world and do “normal” things like going to the movies, trips, eating out with family, going to her brother’s cross country meets, and simple things most take for granted. On most occasions, Londyn’s mom and dad have to take turns going to special events while the other stays home with her.
You see, most settings are just too stimulating for Londyn and can cause severe distress and anxiety, resulting in the immediate need to remove her from the setting she is in.
The one setting that Londyn has always loved is rides! Since she was just a toddler, Londyn has craved movement in the form of car rides, wagon rides, stroller rides, you name it. Anything in motion!
On her very difficult days, the one thing her parents can be sure of is that she will crave multiple rides as a way to bring herself comfort. This is why they know she would love to be able to hop in a “chariot” running chair and join them for a jog or a nice stroll, so that she can get her “ride fix”.Londyn’s parents are very passionate about special needs, running, and bicycling!
How amazing would it be for Londyn if she could finally be involved in something her family loves? Something that she will love just as much!Londyn having her very own chariot would provide means for her to get her ride stimulation, promote autism awareness in her own way, promote the importance of inclusion of all special needs, and achieve this together as a family.
Taking Londyn to races will help her to work on her social skills. It will also teach her that her task is to start, cross the finish line, and celebrate the journey!
Her goal is set very high with hopes of working up to at least a half marathon. Not only will this give Londyn the chance to experience the joy of running, joining Ainsley’s Angels will allow her mom and dad to help others achieve the same goal.
It is all about inclusion and “Together We Shall”!
Londyn’s parents vow to put this chair to great use for herself as well as others in need. If the time comes that they are no longer in need of Londyn’s chariot, they plan to donate it back to Ainsley’s Angels so that other families can use it and give their “Angel Rider” the same experience.All donations through Ainsley’s Angels are tax deductible and greatly appreciated.
Thank youfor your support and for being an Angel-4-Londyn.
“Our family is complete when everyone is included.” ~Curt Armstrong
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