Ebele Uzamere’s children had not planned on tackling a 25-foot climbing wall on Saturday. But when they arrived at the 2022 Abilities Expo at the NRG Center and saw other kids in wheelchairs waiting to go up it, they suddenly wanted to try.
Uzamere helped strap each child into a safety harness. She buckled up their portable ventilators. Then they suddenly became mountain climbers as a system of ropes and pulleys raised them into the air. Onlookers cheered when they victoriously rang a bell near the top of the wall.