Lucas: First the Vision


Thanks, Lucas! I’m anxious to get back on the road and see you and all of the other kids. I’ve missed you!

My friend Lucas has succeeded. He has made his dream come to fruition. What started with a nine-year-old boy’s perception of a need and a vision for a solution, after four years of work, has come to be.

One day on the school playground, Lucas realized that his friend in a wheelchair could only sit and watch the other children play. Recognizing a need, he went straight to the principal’s office. Lucas explained the need for a playground that could be used by all children, including those with special needs and in wheelchairs.

After four years of planning, presentations, working with the city, organizing fundraisers and raising almost a half a million dollars, and with a lot of perseverance, Lucas has made the playground a reality.

We can all learn a lesson from Lucas. Start with a vision. If you can’t perceive it, you can’t do it. Then make it happen.

I am so proud of this boy and his family.



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Reprinted by permission NACD Newsletter, January 2021 ©NACD

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