My experience on the hike was amazing and inspiring. The beauty of the Golan in the spring is impossible to express in words or pictures. We spent two amazing days hiking in Ramat Hagolan at the Yehudia Nature Reserve, Nimrod Fortress National Park and Banias Nature Reserve culminating in a dinner together with a group of young adults who benefit directly from our collective effort.
I just made aliyah last year and have been hiking on Fridays with a group of people who went on the Tsad Kadima Hike for several years. I could tell by the way they spoke about it that this would be a good way for me to see parts of Israel that I have never been and at the same time benefit others.
The truth is I had no idea about the Amuta or about conductive education. However, my professional training is in Occupational Therapy and I really appreciated hearing Marc talk about the history of how the families learned about this unique method of help kids and adults with CP achieve their highest potential.
I cannot emphasize how moving it was to hear these beautiful young men and women express gratitude to the hikers and donors who make it possible for them to participate meaningfully and joyfully in sports, art, computers, summer camps and maximize their independence in a supervised shared living apartment.
This was my first year participating and now I completely understand why so many of the people I met keep coming back every year. I look forward to returning on this very special adventure and opportunity. If you haven't heard of the Tsad Kadima Hike for Hope I highly recommend joining us in 2018.