Wheels for Kids was established in 2003 to “provide custom wheelchairs to children with special needs who can neither purchase them nor qualify for public or charitable funding.” Customized wheelchairs are costly and children outgrow them quickly. Many middle class families that have children with disabilities find it difficult to keep up with the advanced evolution and cost of wheelchairs. Many families with special needs children fall between the cracks of private insurance and government support. Wheels for Kids addresses these needs by directly helping the families.
The Lake Worth parade will feature ROTC members, antique cars and floats, is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Wheels for Kids will be giving away a $3,000 custom-built mobility stroller to one child. The device is specific to the physical requirements to the individual child and targets their comfort and posture. A customized stroller will meet the needs for the child and the parent.
The parade will also have fun and games, food vendors, face painting, balloon artists, a bounce house and a petting zoo. For more information, please visit www.wheelersforkids.org .