We know we’re preaching to the choir here by saying this: there’s something deeply amazing and positively life-changing about the ocean. It’s something that really can’t be overstated and there are a handful of organizations around the world that use that simple fact as fuel for what we know as surf therapy, one of the most well-known being California’s A Walk On Water.
AWOW organizes and hosts much-needed days of laughter, love, and acceptance for children and families battling disabilities and living with special needs.
“We all struggle because we are all humans,” they write. “It doesn’t matter what your condition is, you can transform.”
This short, Walk With Us, follows JJ, who lives with autism and epilepsy, Lexi, who is blind, and Milo, who has downs syndrome, through their daily routines before finding a little bit of joy with a day in the ocean. There’s no narration, no interviews, just sharing what ends up in some smiles that are going to tug at your heartstrings. Like we said, there’s something deeply amazing and positively life-changing about the ocean.
Editor’s Note: Learn more about A Walk On Water online here.