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No Benefits For Disabled: Skating Ring Staff Treats Boy In A Wheelchair Like Everyone Else, And It's Amazing

Date August 23, 2018 14:11

People with disabilities need our constant care and support. Nevertheless, sometimes, they want to feel themselves like everybody else, and that’s what a little boy from Colorado got to experience.

 

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The 6-years-old Charlie Sumner, from Nashville, has a cerebral palsy, and used to spend most of the time at home. Of course, he felt himself isolated and upset. Now, he usually uses a wheelchair to get around, and has an opportunity to be outside for a longer time.

 

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Once, Charlie’s family decided to spend a vacation at the Beaver Creek, in Colorado. They call it the best trip ever, particularly because of a friendly stranger's help.

One day, Charlie’s younger brother and sister decided they want to go ice skating. His dad, the player in the ice hockey league, wanted to skate too.

 

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At first, the family spent their time as usual: together, but doing their stuff separately. Nevertheless, Charlie kept pointing to the ice, as he wanted to join his siblings and dad.

 

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That was the time he met an ice skating worker, who made his day. Charlie’s mother told ABC News:

He did not treat Charlie special. He treated him like everyone else, just the way he did with his brother and sister.

 

ICE SKATING! I have no words!

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According to Charlie's mother, they had so much fun together:

He loves to go fast, which he did, he loves to spin around, which he did.

By the way, Charlie’s mother has a special tattoo for her little boy. On her Instagram account, she wrote:

This is so much more than a tattoo. It’s the place he touches when he needs my attention. It’s a symbol for my kid who speaks in symbols. It’s also a message that a wheelchair does not have to be a sad thing. We love our wheels. 

 

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Because of the stranger on the ice skating ring, the family has a new activity they can do together.

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