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Harsh Blow Dealt To Non-Profit That Helps People With Disabilities

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Today’s powerful wind has created a financial cyclone for a long-standing non-profit group. News 92 FM’s Pattie Shieh explains what happened when some big trees gave way.

Strong gusts proved more than just a nuisance, it dealt a literal blow to Texas Adaptive Aquatics in Huffman.

“With the high winds today, we lost a large tree and it took out our major jet ski that we use for our program and a car,” said Roger Randall, who calls that jet ski crucial when their group teaches students with disabilities.

“When we’re teaching someone with a disability to water ski we use the jet ski for a chase boat so if they fall, we’re right there. When you’re dealing with a paraplegic, quadriplegic you have to have a safety boat there.”

To replace the jet ski would run about $12,000-$15,000. But the reaction gained is immeasurable. Randall estimates they’ve shared a love of the water with thousands of disabled enthusiasts since Texas Adaptive Aquatics started making waves in 1989.

“When you get them out of the wheelchair or their braces, it’s like a prison for them.”

If you want to donate, visit Texas Adaptive Aquatics online or call 281-324-4653.

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