Kathryn’s Anchors Away Foundation Success Story

Jul 01, 2014

Due to advanced cerebral palsy, Kathryn does not have the use of her arms and legs, and must blow into a straw to operate her wheelchair to get around. Kathryn participated in the Anchors Away Foundation (AAF) sailing program through N. Miami Beach Senior High’s adaptive physical education until she graduated, experiencing great success with the AAF program by using a joystick to have her sailboat sail. 

Kathryn pictured with Anchors Away Foundation Instructor

The AAF experience has increased her self-confidence and socialization skills, filling her with great joy and freedom when sailing on the water. She was on hand to sail at the Anchors Away 10th Anniversary Celebration. Once students graduate from the program, they are invited to come back and sail free of charge whenever they would like.

Kathryn pictured with Aventura Commissioner Billy Joel, serving as Anchors Away Chair since the Foundation’s inception

 David Diamond, MDCPS, and teachers help Kathryn get into sailboat

Kathryn with Aventura Mayor Enid Weisman, Chief Human Capital Officer for Miami-Dade County Public Schools

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