A Swiss non-profit, public service Foundation, Just for Smiles (www.just4smiles.ch/) was founded to give polyhandicapped persons a chance to enjoy the outdoors and experience environments and sensations they are unfamiliar with. In the Foundation’s words, it was created to offer joy to those whose multiple handicaps confine them all too often to their wheelchairs and to indoor environments. And yet the founders affirm that the Foundation’s real gift is that received from the handicapped people themselves, who demonstrate courage and the will to live. Activities proposed include skiing (tandemski and dual ski) and sailing, available free of charge to the residents of Switzerland’s 120 institutions for the disabled.
To give the gift of fresh air and smiles, contact Just for Smiles.