Organizers break ground for Winona Lake Limitless Park
WINONA LAKE, Ind.-- A limitless park designed for children who are disabled is finally becoming a reality in Kosciusko County. Organizers are working to raise $1.5 million so that the playground is wheelchair accessible.
For one family this park means that their son will be able to go down a slide for the very first time in his life.
Carissa Metzger said, “I like to think about what we can do instead of what we can't because I think you can get stuck in that and it’s not good for your heart.”
The Metzger family said this is a dream come true for 15-year-old Mason.
“It brings so much joy. Our family has been through a lot. In the past few years my husband had cancer and through many things you just learn to appreciate life," said Carissa.
Mason Metzger was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy when he was an infant.On Saturday he was all smiles as he talked about the Winona Lake Limitless Park.
Mason said, “Usually at the park right now I have to sit on the sidelines and just watch, but the limitless park will actually give me the ability to play with my family and friends!”
Carissa said she yearns for the day when her daughter and son can play together on the playground.
“He’s been waiting for something like this his whole life and he’s still going to be able to enjoy it being 15 which is really cool," said Carissa.
Mason said he wants to be a motivational speaker one day.
“I’m so excited for the limitless park that will be coming really soon because it will give me independence and I will be able to have fun with my family," said Mason.
The splash pad will open in June of 2015 and organizers hope to have the playground completed once enough money is raised.