MIAMI (CBSMiami) – An afternoon at the beach may seem like a typical weekend activity in South Florida. But for some people it’s not so easy to get to the water.
Fortunately, after an 18-month hiatus caused by the pandemic, Adaptive Beach Days returned with a kickoff event Sunday afternoon.READ MORE: Two Men Arrested In 2016 Murder Of FIU Student
Adaptive Beach Days started back in 2016 by the Sabrina Cohen Foundation to allow people with disabilities to get out to the beach… And take a dip in the ocean.READ MORE: Broward School Board Meets To Discuss Mask Use For The New School Year
The foundation set up a deck on the sand to allow for easier access with the help of dozens of volunteers and specialized beach wheelchairs to make it all happen.
“When I rolled onto the deck, the tears just started pouring down my face again. Because it’s like a renewed sense of joy and inclusion,” Sabrina Cohen said. “Because without these decks and the set up, it really is impossible for this community to get to the water. So I am honored and ecstatic that I can provide this to our community again. It’s a beautiful day.”MORE NEWS: Florida Tax Collector To Workers: Get Vaccinated Or Find A New Job
If you missed this one, there are others. They will be every second Sunday of the month through November from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.