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Texas Adaptive Aquatics makes boy's wish come true

Four years ago, Tyler Bain, 8 was injured in a car accident that left him in a wheelchair, but thanks to a water sports boat for disabled children and adults, he's getting around faster than most people.

Tyler is one of several disabled East Texans who are getting swept off their feet on the special boat designed by Texas Adaptive Aquatics.  

"Its more fun, and I love being wet," said Bain.  "I was thinking about going faster when I was behind the boat."

 "We had the boat custom built to suit disability needs," said Texas Adaptive Aquatics Keith Aebert.  "We can pull up to a dock and a roll a wheel chair right on to the boat."  To help disabled skiers Texas Adaptive Aquatics makes special skies equipped with seats suited to fit disabled skiers like Tyler.  Tyler's mom says despite her worries about him skiing this is an opportunity he never could have had without it Texas Adaptive Aquatics.

 "They have great equipment that helps the handicap do things like this," said Tyler's mom Tasha Bain.  "It's a very big blessing.  Tyler started hitting waves when he was skiing, and it kind of scared me, but he did good.  He enjoyed it and he had a big smile on his face."  Tyler and dozens of other disabled folks faces are what keep Texas Adaptive Aquatics volunteers making people's dreams come true.

"It just constantly smiling and sometimes it makes you cry because you just can't believe their so excited about it," said Aebert.  "We take skiing for granted, but a lot of them just get to ski once a year, when they come see us."  A true testament that with a little help you can do anything you set your mind too.  

For more information on Texas Adaptive Aquatics, go to their web site www.taasports.org 

LaKecia Shockley, Reporting. lshockley@kltv.com

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