Rachel accepted the invitation and with the support of her parents, appeared before City Council on Monday, February 4, 2013. Rachel wrote a letter and courageously read it to the Council members, explaining her idea. Put very simply, Rachel wants to build playground equipment that physically challenged children can access. By building the equipment, Rachel believes that all children can play together, without the fear of being teased because they can't access the playground.
Upon hearing from Rachel, the Mayor and City Council unanimously agreed to work with her to help her achieve her goal.
The following day, Rachel and her dad visited City Hall and presented officials with a binder, which contained all of her research. The research included web sites that sell specialized playground equipment, pictures of the equipment and pricing information. The binder also contained grant information and guidelines set forth by the American with Disabilities Act. Rachel's research shows her commitment to the project.
On behalf of Rachel, we invite everyone to help us as we strive to make this selfless young lady's dream become a reality!