CHANGEMAKER: BOTHELL MOTHER GIVES KIDS WITH LIMB LOSS A COMMUNITY
A mother from Bothell is on a mission to support children with limb loss. It’s a community that’s received a lot of attention since the Seahawks drafted the first one-handed player in NFL history, linebacker Shaquem Griffin.
Jenna Powell created Giving to Fly, a nonprofit that's focused on paying for airfares, so children with amputations and limb differences can attend camps, clinics, and other activities that enrich their lives.
SHAQUILL & SHAQUEM GRIFFIN VISIT WITH YOUNG AMPUTEES AT 2018 SEAHAWKS TRAINING CAMP
Giving to Fly, a group that supports amputees and children with missing limbs by giving them the financial support to attend camps around the country, visited 2018 Seahawks training camp on Thursday, July 26 at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center, where they spent time after practice with Seattle cornerback Shaquill Griffin and his twin brother, Seattle linebacker Shaquem Griffin, who had his left hand amputated at an early age due to amniotic band syndrome.
BOTHELL MOTHER HOPES TO HELP AMPUTEE FAMILIES WITH NEW NON-PROFIT
There are many non-profits that help amputees by providing full-ride summer camps or learning programs that help educate and support amputees and their families. However, some organizations cannot afford the 'full-ride' portion for the entire family due to cost-prohibitive flights.