The Gift Of Mobility, One Mile At A Time

The Evans are traveling from Seattle to New York City donating chairs to families with children facing medical conditions.

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They are not just chairs and it’s not just a race. It’s about giving kids an opportunity to be just that, a kid.  

The Evans are traveling from Seattle to New York City donating chairs to families with children facing medical conditions.

Shamus Evans, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy, is limited in his ability to walk and play like kids his age. That was until he ran with his father, in an ultra-marathon.

Nichole Evans, Shamus’ mother says that it wasn’t until after winning that race that the big idea started.

“When they won the marathon, we got in the car and Shaun was still all cramped up and Shamus goes, ‘Daddy, if we did this everyday how far could we go?’” she recalled.

The answer – from coast to coast.

It was a big idea that grew to donating chairs, just like Shamus’ to other families along their route. 

The Evans are giving out much more than just modes of transportation, but rather a chance for kids to be kids, regardless, of their medical condition.

Regardless of exhaustion, dad says that he has all the resources possible to make the 3,000 – mile journey.

“The pervasive thing that permeates my thoughts all day long is power of inspiration,” says Shaun Evans, “with the right inspiration anything is possible.”

Inspiration.

So kids like Shamus can experience one of the greatest joys in life.

“The kids get to feel the wind in their hair,” commented Shamus.

Sioux Falls is but a pit stop in this leg of the race. But for Shaun, each pit stop is another life changing moment.

“That joy that we are spreading to those families and the smile on his face. That’s really all the fuel I need.”

So, far the Evans have traveled 15 states and had only planned to donate 15 chairs. However, strong communal support has allowed them to donate 25.

One family received a chair today. They plan to give another three chairs, to another three families, in three different states.

They expect to back home in New York by the end of the month.