LIFE

10-Year-Old Can’t Run In Big Race. Then He Tells Her To Get In The Chair So He Can Push Her

by Phil Mutz
Phil is an Editor at LittleThings. He loves writing and the outdoors. You can often find him at the movies or the park.

Taking part in a marathon or a half-marathon can be one of the most incredible and rewarding experiences a person can undertake.

Finishing such a race is quite an amazing feat, and the sense accomplishment a person receives can be truly overwhelming.

Unfortunately, for a wide variety of reasons, not everyone is able to run in a marathon or a half-marathon.

Kaela Knorr is only 10 years old, but she is not physically able to run. Luckily for her, Mike Connelly is ensuring she can still take part in one of these races.

Mike started a nonprofit called Celebrate Love Always to help communities and their citizens have access to adaptive running chairs, which allow a person to join in a race with a teammate who pushes them.

Mike and Kaela have paired up for the St. Luke’s Half-Marathon, which will give the young girl a chance to participate along with everyone else. Mike, who has a huge love of running, will push her in an adaptive chair for the entirety of the race, making them true teammates.

Watch the video below to see how these chairs are making a difference in the lives of folks like Kaela, and let us know what you think in the comments.

And please SHARE with friends and family to help spread awareness about this life-changing idea!

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