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3,000-Pound Wheelchair Swing Built for Twins

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This just warms my heart to know that a Colorado University has community service as their curriculum and help people in need in such a huge way. There's a video on the full story that shows the swing in action.

For James and Libby Waechter, 12-year-old twins with cerebral palsy, their backyard has never been so accessible, let alone adventurous.

"Oh my gosh, it is super fun," the twins' mother, Katie Waechter, 33, of Wellington, Colo., told ABCNews.com. "It's like going to one of those amusement parks and riding those rides. You get the butterflies in your stomach."

On May 4, construction was complete on the Waechter's very own, personalized backyard playground equipped with a large deck that includes a wheelchair ramp down to the yard, a 3,000-pound wheelchair swing the children can roll on to, as well as an elevated sandbox the twins can access with their wheelchairs.

The 15-week-long project was part of Colorado State University's Construction Management program, CM Cares, which focuses on students applying construction skills through community service projects.

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now that's what is resourcefulness put to good use :tu:

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That's great, now they can have fun playing like most kids do.

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