Saturday, May 17, 2008


Sandyland has its grand opening today. Susan (Dillon's physical therapist) and her family donated the playground for all abilities in memory of Susan's father's siblings. Below is Susan's father. I am trying to remember the story, so I hope I get it all right....When Susan's dad was young his parents lost his little brother who was 1 or 2 from heart defects. His name was J.J. Then 33 days later their 12 year old daughter, Sandy, was killed in an accident. Susan's dad wanted to do something in their memory and thought this was perfect.
Here is Dillon swinging by himself for the first time! It is a special swing meant for children with special needs. He is a little small for it yet!
But he was still enjoying the ride!

Jay was also enjoying a ride on a swing. The young man next to Jay is Josh, we met them there. He was a really nice young man.

Dillon was able to go all the way to the top of the play ground in his wheelchair. The whole area has a ramp so children with walkers or wheelchairs can enjoy it. The ground it made of little rubber pieces so the wheels can move easily. I know Sue told me it was very expensive flooring, but it was so nice!

Dillon's night nurse, Fran, and her husband (Dominic) and son (Danny) came too. Here is Danny enjoying the swing. He loved it! He was smiling and laughing on it the whole time!

Jay was having fun on the other parts of the playground too!

This was Dillon's first time in a swing by himself. Look how high he went!

This was Jay's 3rd time hanging so he didn't enjoy it as much as he did the first time! The first time he held on 2 times as long and thought it was great!!


Hannah said...

It looks like you guys had alot of fun, and it looks like a really nice park too! See you soon!

Katina said...

Aw! Looks like FUN!