When Amanda Weichers learned that her son Beau was born with a congenital brain abnormality, she knew her family needed some help, but she also realized that lots of families in the same situation need help, too. That’s when the non-profit Beau’s Beautiful Blessings was born.
The organization is now the driving force behind a new accesible playground slated to be open to the public by fall in Cedar Falls.
The new park will cost $1 million to build, and there has been an incredible outpouring of community support and lots of hard work that's gone into raising money to make the dream a reality.
Weichers says that $10,000 of the funds were raised through popcan redepmtion alone.
During this Talk of Iowa conversation, host Charity Nebbe talks with Weichers and Kelsey Johnson, who has been Beau's babysitter for the last few years.
Johnson and her husband donated all the money from their wedding to the park fund. Johnson and Beau are pictured above at her ceremony that took place over the summer.