Our Inspiration

The idea for this playground was inspired by Adam Mlodzinski. At age 7 Adam was a healthy active little boy, a rising soccer star who could not be distracted by television or video games. When he wasn’t playing soccer he could be found outside playing on the swings or exploring the woods with his sisters.

On November 2, 2009 Adam was stricken suddenly with Bacterial Meningitis triggered by an ear infection that caused his ear drum to burst. He was flown by Life Star to Hartford Children’s Hospital where he remained in a coma for several months. He then faced several months of physical therapy to learn how to walk, talk and eat all over again. While Adam survived the ordeal, the disease left him completely blind with cognitive impairments and a seizure disorder. Despite his challenges, Adam is a fighter and he continues to beat the odds every single day!