Valley View Vaulters
Rick and Virginia create what some call Miracles every day.
I met Rick and Virginia Hawthorne in 1998 and after watching them help children rise from wheelchairs, fight cancer, conquer A.D.D. and a multitude of other challenges, I felt I had to write their story. They work with these kids and young adults in a program that involves gymnastics on horseback. Their team, Valley View Vaulters, a member of the American Vaulting Association, consists of one third handicapped and two-thirds non-handicapped. Like the Bad New Bears they capture championship after championship. Their story will touch your heart.
Certain types of miracles really do happen. This is a true story and at least two thousand kids and young adults are the proof.
“What is a miracle?” There are so many definitions ranging from religious to philosophical that it boggles the mind. The kind of miracles Rick and Virginia Hawthorne create are acts of faith and determination...watching something previously thought to be impossible become reality.