Hundreds of people got into wheelchairs to play a basketball game fundraiser benefiting the two people who live their lives in wheelchairs.
Aaron Berry loves playing basketball, but after he and his brother were paralyzed in a car wreck that killed his parents, he knew playing any sport would be a challenge.
"I have built up a lot of arm strength since then and now I am used to it," said Berry.
The Berry boys haven't let their wheelchairs hold them back. In fact, they both play on competitive basketball teams. But Aaron says sometimes his able-body peers underestimate the athletic ability it takes to play in a wheelchair.
"They say like it is easy, but once they do it, they say, 'wow, it was harder than I thought.'"
That is how Melanee Weiser, a friend of the Berry family, came up with the idea of holding a wheelchair basketball game fundraiser to raise money for the family, and raise awareness for those who might not understand the struggles the Berry's deal with everyday.
"All of the Berry kids' friends were so amazed at knowing what these boys have to go through, and that they got to experience it, even if it was just for a day".
And the Berry's are thankful for the outpour of support from the community.
"They didn't have to do this, but they took the time away from their jobs to put the time and money into this and it is amazing", said Berry.
All of the money raised will go towards benefiting the three Berry children.