AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) – Erin Hastings, 14, was born with a life-threatening conditions. Doctors said she would not live to see her first birthday.
“She did pass on but 14 years later. We had 14 great years together,” Erin mom’s Debbie Hastings said.
She passed away last month but during her short life, Debbie said her daughter attended CHC Learning Center in Amherst, a school for children with disabilities, a school that Erin loved.
“It is a wonderful place,” Debbie said.
The school holds special events for the students, including graduation last week. They also have a playground, which Erin loved, but Debbie said there is a problem.
“They have this great courtyard but the playground the kids can’t really use that much. They do have one wheelchair swing that students can go on one at a time,” Debbie said.
Debbie wants more for the students at the school. She has set up a GoFundMe site to raise money to make the playground more handicap accessible. This will not only help the students socially but more.
“Be able to use the equipment will meet some of their physical and occupational needs,” Timothy Sember with the school said.
Debbie said Erin had such an impact on her. Now she wants to make her daughter proud by helping these students have something they can truly enjoy.