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A Random Act of Kindness Changes a Family's Life Forever as Alexzander Prado's Wish to Walk is Granted at Abilities Expo
Date:6/26/2009

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunday, May 31, 2009, will live in the hearts and minds of everyone whose tears of joy followed 5-year-old Alexzander Prado's amazing feat at the Southern California Abilities Expo (www.abilitiesexpo.com) in the Anaheim Convention Center. This was the day that a triumphant little boy overcame his congenital cerebral palsy to walk hands-free for the very first time. It was also the day that two strangers, so touched by what they saw, bought Alexzander the miracle walker that will change his life forever.

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In the final hours of this thirty-year-old, three-day trade show for people with disabilities, the perfect storm was brewing. Desiree Trujillo, Alexzander's mother, had just arrived at the event with Alexzander and her brother, Dustin.

Mary and Bruce Boegel, co-owners of Prime Engineering, were demonstrating their KidWalk, a revolutionary walker that differs from other devices because it secures the child from the back, leaving the front of their body open and their arms free.

Joe Hallock and Gregg Weinschrieder, co-owners of SleepSafe Beds, in an adjacent booth, were winding down after three exhausting days of showing their safe beds.

Miss Trujillo was drawn to the Prime Engineering booth by a picture of a little girl in a mobility device the likes of which she had never seen before. It was drastically different from the wheelchair and traditional walker that her son was currently using. Once Mr. Boegel fitted Alexzander to test drive the KidWalk, the boy's excitement was palpable. "He had the biggest smile from ear to ear," said Miss Trujillo, "He lifted up his knee and as soon as I saw that first step, I just started cryin
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