The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise from Seguin, Texas on December 6, 1988 · Page 9
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The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise from Seguin, Texas · Page 9

Seguin, Texas
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Tuesday, December 6, 1988
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The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise » Tuesday, December 6, 1988 - Page 9 HK ^H ^t ^tt Hjfe ^m ' ^ ^«»^^»i * ^Mwitw M»I I*%M pri iww I MWWM^ ) MrvWwl IIUWI U( I 0UW mite wMI push wheelchair 22 miles <SANMAReOS—A i jjjfo- Southwest Texas State University student Danny Gaitan had a He wanted to push his wheelchair fflJm Seguin to San Marcos to get a little recognition for the campus organization Students Helping Students and he hoped at the same time to receive pledges of contributions which would be donated to Homespun, an early childhood intervention program. Gaitan is now learning that a good idea can gather momentum and he knows that when he makes the* difficult 22-mile journey on March 4 he will not be alone. Gaitan, a 23-year-old senior recreation administration major from Seguin, has used a wheelchair since he. injured his spinal cord in a swimming accident in 1984. He is an officer in Students Helping Students (SHS), an organization which promotes interaction and heightens awareness between disabled and able-bodied students. "It was during a meeting of the Students Helping Students organization that I kind of tossed out the idea. I'm from Seguin and I go to school in San Marcos and there are Homespun offices in both cities. My wife works for Homespun so I'm familiar with all the good work they do for children; It just all seemed to fit together and'I thought pushing my wheelchair from Seguin to San Marcos and raising pledges for Homespun would be a good way to get a little recognition for Students Helping Students and make a little money for Homespun at the same time," said Oaitan. When he "tossed oiit the idea," it met wjth immediate and favorable reaction from fellow SHS member Darla Dees, Dees was-injured in an automobile accident in 1984 and has used an electric wheelchair since that time. "Darla was all for it. She said right then that she would go along and the idea has grown from there," said Oaitan. What was born was the "Spin for Homespun" and it how involves more than wheelchairs and more than Gaitan and Djel£Sf, torn Htitson, dir^itoif of disabled student services at SWT, said the' Spin for Homespun is growing every day and there is plenty Of room for more volunteers. "We've had a commitment from the university track team to run relay from Seguin to San Marcos with Danny. Members of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority are going to walk in relay and the group AWARE (the organization Always 1 Wanted a Riding Experience which uses horseback riding as, physical therapy) is going to ride.albng as well. Any one — any individual, group or organization — can join us. You can walk, run, rollerskate, ride a horse, a bicycle or a skateboard —- however you want to make the trip. If you want to join us, you'll be welcome," said Hutson. The 22-mile event will be gruel-' ing. It is nearly marathon-length. Gaitan has pushed his wheelchair PLANNING for the first "Spin for Homespun" are Southwest Texas State University Director of Disabled Student Services Tom Hutson (left), and SWT student Danny Gaitan (right). The Spin for Homespun, set for March 4, will raise money for the Homespun organization, an early childhood intervention program. The effort is the brainchild of Gaitan, who will attempt to push his wheelchair the 22 miles between Seguin and San Marcos to raise money for Homespun. The event is sponsored by the SWT organization Students Helping Students. (Courtesy photo) Raul Beltran -Navy Seaman Apprentice Raul Beftran, son of Raul and Martha Beltran of Seguin, recently reported for duty aboard the ammunition ship USS Kiska, homeported in Concord, Calif. He is a 1987 graduate of Seguin High School. City of Seguin Utility Department FEATURES: Improved insulation package high efficiency heating and cooling, protection from moisture/air infiltration, energy efficient windows and doprs, efficient water heating. SERVICES: Computer heat gain/loss analysis, duct design, infiltration testing, proper heating/ cooling unit sizing, energy package inspections. BENEFITS: Lower monthly energy bills, increased home value, comfort and convenience, Ask Your Builder or contact Susan Conner 3794212 §xt.262 competitively before but his top distance has been 10 miles. "lldttdw this will be a very difficult distance but I'm looking at it as a challenge and 1 will do my best," he said, Said Hutson, "We're working on this with safety our primary concern. We'll be escorted by automo* biles both td shield us from traffic and tb give a lift to those who dart-' not make it the entire distance; It's a long way even if'you structure it as a relay. We want people tb join the event but we also want'them to understand that safety and common sense are our top priorities," Hutson said there are many ways to participate in the event other than trav§fl||rom Seguih to San Marcos ihwhateVet fashion. "We'll need help with staffing rest arid water stations, We need help with banners ahd T^shirW. We need help soliciting pledges and seeking business sponsors, There's plenty ft Be dotte before March 4. Trophies will be awarded to the top three organizations and top three individuals who collect the most money based on the amount pledged per mile and the distance completed. Fbrfurthef information on the Spin for Homespun, contact the SWT Disabled Student Services office at 245-3451. 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