Backyard Playground Articles

300th Smile — Clara's Plaground

Clara is a five-year-old girl from Clayton. She battles Quadriplegia, Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy and Cortical Visual Impairment. She relies on a feeding tube and is nonverbal.

Clara’s family requested an adaptive swing and wooden frame. Clara cannot sit by herself, walk, or roll over but has the most amazing personality and loves to be outside. Playgrounds are hard for kids like Clara without adaptive equipment, so she doesn’t get to swing. We agreed so our friends at Backyard Playground built a wonderful adaptive playground for both Clara and her sister to enjoy.

Clara also had the special honor of being our 300th Smile Recipient! Thank you so much for allowing us to help so many children and their families throughout the year!

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Avery's Playground Smile

Avery is a five-year-old sweetheart from Raleigh. She was diagnosed with a DIPG brain tumor three months ago. This is the type of tumor Meg battled, unfortunately the prognosis for these types of tumors are 9-12 months. Avery and her family needed a smile!

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Miguel's Backyard Playground

Miguel is a 5 year old boy from Willow Spring, NC who has been battling leukemia for four years.  Recently, Miguel has also been diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome which produces seizures up to 20 times per day.  Because of this, it is unsafe for Miguel to go to the park and play on the playground.

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