It's a million-dollar-dream…with boundless possibilities.
“I never thought it would be this big. I'm just overwhelmed” says Taylor Reuille, the creator of “
Reuille is 14--going on 40.
A few years ago she was out at recess and noticed some students in wheelchairs.
“There were actually quite a few kids who were sitting there on the asphalt and not being able to play because there were stairs and mulch” says Reuille.
She thought "if the disabled can't play on a playground, then why should I?"
"They should be able to play, they should be able to go down slides, do monkey bars, just like the other kids” she says.
“The cities needed this and a young girl decided to do this for others. I'm really impressed” says Kim Fox, who donated to the project.
The 42,000 square feet playground will be the first of its kind in the state. It will feature slides, tunnels and ramps, along with sand tables, a Braille panel, and a solar sound station.
“I'm thrilled that there will be a place that all kids will be able to play comfortably” says Rich Poncin from the Indiana Association of Workers for the Blind.
Today's groundbreaking was certainly full of smiles but there were also a few tears.
"She has to sit on the sidelines” says Karen Robenbeck.
Robenbeck explains the struggle she faces playing with daughter Diana.
“She's too heavy now for me to take her up the slide and bring her down safely” she says.
Robenbeck says the new playground is nothing short of a miracle.
“She'll be able to swing. I'll be able to push her” she says.
To donate to the project head to http://www.taylorsdream.com/