Update on “Making Track for Life” in the Soo

This past summer, we did a story on a 10-year-old Sault Ste. Marie special needs boy and his mobility struggles.

His name is Julian and his parents adopted him in 2014.

“He’s a ray of sunshine. He is just amazing.  He’s a good friend now and he will be forever” his mother Sheila said.

On Dec. 2, we received an awesome update on how his community is connecting with Julian and his family.

Julian has cerebral palsy that has not stopped him from spreading his love and smiles to those around him.

Chris Vandemeer is a friend of Julian, but also is with “Making Tracks for Life”.

It provides a unique, free service to those with limited mobility to be able to experience activities in the great eastern Upper Peninsula outdoors.

Last night at the Soo Country Club, Julian received a 13-thousand dollar chair courtesy of making tracks for life.

His mom said, “Julian was excited. I was excited. I couldn’t wait. I mean, this has been sitting in my garage for over a month. I have wanted to give it to him every day.”

Donations from businesses and individuals for the past two years made this all possible.

Vandermeer is already working on getting another track-chair for another person who is in need of one.

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