August 26, 2008

Hard work for playground

By John Doherty
Syracuse (N.Y.) Post Standard
Aug. 23, 2008

Ed. note: Samantha is a fixture in the KaBOOM! community, where she's known as Sammy12.

People are finally starting to take Samantha Furco seriously.

For nearly two years Furco, a Phoenix high school senior, has been trying to get support for a playground designed for disabled children.

A volunteer with the Phoenix Special Olympics program, Furco got the idea for the playground for disabled children after seeing a child sitting in a wheelchair watching other children playing in a playground.

"I would talk to people about it and they'd say, 'Yeah, yeah, it's a good idea,' " Furco said.

Days after a story detailing Furco's plans appeared in The Post-Standard the offers began. [More]

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