A group of University of Washington students is getting a boost in their mobility with a new skateboard.
Their journey began last fall when their mother, Michelle Hurd, was diagnosed with a form of dementia.
The family took a short break from her job as a nurse to pursue the sport.
“When we found out she had dementia, it really made me realize the things I have a hard time with,” Michelle Hurl said.
After her mother’s diagnosis, Michelle’s life began to change.
She became obsessed with skateboarding.
Michelle began learning to ride a skateboard while she worked in a nursing home.
She says she learned how to ride it by watching videos and reading books.
Once she had the skills, Michelle wanted to learn how to do it professionally.
With her new skills, she set her sights on becoming a professional skater.
Now, after a two-month trial with the group, she’s a full-time professional.
Her new bike, named Snowboard, is one of two custom-built custom skateboards that she’s used in the past two years.
It’s the only one of her two custom bikes that is built with the company, M3.
Hurd says it took a lot of work to get the right setup.
You have to have the right cable, the right grips, and the right wheels.
Michelle Hurd has a full time job as the executive director of the University of Wuhan, but she says she also spends time riding around campus with the students.
Hurd said she was always inspired by the work the students did to become more successful.
“They are doing amazing things for their community and that’s the kind of thing that I wanted to be able to do,” she said.
The students who were able to skateboards in the first few months of the trial have already gained the skills they need to move forward with their careers.
In the last year, the students have been able to get their license and work on their own in their local businesses.
When Michelle Houghd found out that the students had been able and willing to participate in the trial, she was impressed.
We’ve been able now to do what we really want to do, said Hurd.
“This is really what we want to be doing.”
The students’ work ethic has paid off.
M3’s website shows that the company’s clients are more than 6,500 businesses.
The company has been recognized by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Examiners (AACCER), which recognizes the top universities in the country for their ability to improve the educational experience of students.
The company has also been recognized as one of the top providers of mobility services in the U.S.AACCERS CEO said M3 has a lot to be proud of.
They’ve created a really great, sustainable model,” said Richard DeRosa.
I really feel like the students are a model for other students to aspire to and it’s really good that they’re able to achieve what they have done, said DeRoshi.”
M3 is a model that’s open to everybody.
If you want to get your license and do your own business, M1, it’s open.
“The school hopes that the success of the program will inspire other families in the community to pursue their dreams as well.
There is no fee for the trial.
If a student chooses to continue, they can pay a $15 registration fee.