A World without Boundaries
This summer, Trail’s Edge Camp took the dreams of children with disabilities
to new heights with a tree house constructed especially for kids who use wheelchairs
and ventilators. The tree house was dedicated and officially opened on June
6, an event that also marked the 15th anniversary of Trail’s Edge Camp
for Ventilator-Dependent Children. Staff from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
and faculty and students from the U-M Taubman College of Architecture and Urban
Planning collaborated on construction of the tree house, which took 45 volunteers
two years to build. Trail’s Edge Director Mary Buschell, a clinical specialist
in respiratory care, has been chosen by Good Housekeeping for its Health Care
Hero Award for her role in the project.
Pictured above: Jill Dobie enjoys the view from the tree house with help from Dick Flowers, a landscape designer from Traverse City and key volunteer on the project.
Photo: Peter Von Buelow, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning