Words of encouragement help, fifteen year old Maggie Mays to ride a horse.
Something her mother says she’s been doing since the age of three.
“She will reach and stretch and do things that her OT and PT can’t get her to do, but you put her on the back of a horse and she’s ready to go,” said Robin Mays, Maggie’s Mom.
Maggie has overcome many challenges to get where she is today including deafness and having medical issues.
“She has some immunity issues and therefore we don’t go to the trampoline place or the roller rink and all that. Just too many germs in the winter time,” said Robin Mays, Maggie’s Mom.
Making it almost impossible to celebrate a special occasion.
“They want to have fun, they like to giggle and laugh and play games and eat cake and ice cream just like everyone else,” said Robin Mays, Maggie’s Mom.
That’s her mom Robin Mays is throwing Maggie’s very first party at one of her favorite places, Healing Strides in Franklin County.
“This will be her first official birthday party and we thought what better way to celebrate being 16 than having the whole community come together and learn about people with disabilities and make some new friends,” said Robin Mays, Maggie’s Mom.
Hoping the community will come to support and learn more about people who can overcome special challenges in their lives.
If you would like to wish Maggie a Happy Birthday, you can click on the link here: http://crowdfunnit.org/2