Outdoors for All’ mission is “To enrich the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through outdoor recreation” — and we’re all dedicated to that mission. But a message we have for the community is of a more reciprocal nature, that of “Transforming lives through outdoor recreation”
We chose “Transforming lives through outdoor recreation” from feedback not just from our participants, but also their family members, staff and community members. From so many people with and without disabilities, we hear how much our programs have meant to them, how these programs designed to benefit individuals with disabilities, also benefit so many others, too. One example of this example of the reciprocity of service came to us in an email from Lou McGranaghan, a physical therapist with Joint Base Lewis McCord where many injured service men and woman are referred to us for adaptive and therapeutic recreation options:
Hello Ed and Kris,
I want to thank you both for the excellent training experience that you provided to me at Snoqualmie last week end. I was really impressed with the clinicians and volunteers. This was the first time I’ve ever experienced sit skiing and it was incredible. I really look forward to our service members experiencing adaptive skiing/snowboarding this winter with Outdoors for All.
Louis McGranaghan, MPT ATCi
Chief Physical Therapist
Warrior Transition Battalion
Joint Base Lewis McChord