St. Charles Making Jaycee Park Handicapped Accessible

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The city of St. Charles is raising money to make some very important upgrades to Jaycee Park.

Renee baker is spending quality time at home with her 2-year-old daughter Natalie. She reads and teaches her life lessons.

"She basically has arthrogyposis, she basically can't move her she can't move her or legs very well."

That's why Renee wants to make sure that Natalie has just as much fun as any other child. And spending time at the park is part of that plan. She came across a sign at Jaycee Park and decided not only is having a handicapped accessible park important to her, but other parents who have children with disabilities.

St. Charles Assistant Parks and Rec Director Chris Atkinson says they are $250,000 shy of their $850,000 goal.

Renee is raising money through her job at 31 Gifts to help out, giving 10 percent of all purchases to the park from now till April.

The city of St. Charles says it plans to reconfigure the park and replace the old playground with parking spaces. In the meantime the fundraising will continue in an effort to make the lives of Natalie and all other children who visit the park more joyful.

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