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4th of July Parade

Nick didn’t want to look at the camera, there was too much going on!

Nick once again got the chance to participate in the annual City of Fort Collins 4th of July parade!

Nick was practicing for the parade!

Nick loved having his friends and family participate in the parade with him, and Nick got a lot of attention. The Awesome in Action crew loved the chance to show people there are different ways to move.

Nick and Kathy have a moment together before the parade
Nick and Alex are too cool!
Amy was ready to roll down the route with the Awesome in Action crew
Olivia took a break to give Mylie some attention
Shane and Rochelle came all the way from Greeley to march in the parade!

As the parade went on, Nick and the crew received applause from the crowd as they walked and rolled down the route.

Nick was even included on the front page of the Coloradoan! Check out the picture below, you can see why the crowd loved Nick, he smiled and waved the entire route.

The picture from the front page of the Coloradoan!

Nick wants to thank his friends and family for coming to support him in the 4th of July parade. This is one of Nick’s favorite events during the year, and he is always ok with the extra attention and the chance to celebrate diversity in his community.

We can show the world there are different ways to move, together!

Stay tuned for more news about Nick’s upcoming events in his quarterly newsletter, out soon!

Cracking Up on Independence Day!

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We had a bang up time at this year’s 4th of July Parade in Fort Collins!!

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This year we were excited to have our great friend and awesome parade MC, Ponto, join us. He worked the crowds and kept our presence known. Thanks, Ponto!

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Landis and Thalia came up with some great chants to say throughout the march.

 

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Landis’ idea (from the Lego movie):

“Everything is Awesome. Everything is cool when you’re part of a team.

Everything is Awesome, when you’re living out a dream!”

 

 
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“We’re AIA

we’re here to say

you can be awesome

ANY way.”

 

 

Nick was very excited to have Thalia as a “Personal Chauffeur” throughout the parade.

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We had the 5 new parade goers this year, Shelley and Landis Fletcher, and Lori Thompson with her sweet grandsons…  What a fun new group to add to our marchers!

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In addition, we had family join us this year. Nick’s sister-in-law, Amy, and his nieces were happy to ride in the parade, and to pass out candy!

 

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Cindy Peak, Nick’s Speech and Language Pathologist, came along to help us decorate and represent Awesome in Action, Co.

 

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This year, we used the manual wheelchairs from the Walk in My Shoes presentation to show how Awesome in Action, CO, uses experiential learning to help folks understand what it’s like to be differently-abled.

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We hope our presence helped establish Awesome in Action, Co in our community as a resource for ability awareness!  We are always in search of new presentation opportunities and sponsorships for these presentations.

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Please feel free to send interested parties our way.

 

Happy Summer, everyone!!!