Exchange Club supports efforts of Kelli Bright

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In 2011, Kelli Bright was recognized as the Exchange Club’s A.C.E award winner. A.C.E stands for Accepting the Challenge of Excellence. This program recognizes high school students who have overcome adversities in high school, but are still able to graduate and go on to college. Kelli Bright was left paralyzed as a result of a car accident in 2009.

Kelli Bright demonstrates the Paramobile machine — which allows those who cannot walk to stand, play golf and get around in difficult places — before the Exchange Club. Photo courtesy of Ellier Gervero.
Kelli Bright demonstrates the Paramobile machine — which allows those who cannot walk to stand, play golf and get around in difficult places — before the Exchange Club. Photo courtesy of Ellier Gervero.

She was the guest speaker at the Exchange Club’s meeting on May 8. Recently, Parris Island purchased a Paramobile machine for the golf course and Kelli is the local spokesperson and advocate. The Paramobile allows those who cannot walk an opportunity to stand, play golf, play pool and get around in difficult places such as a hilly golf course or at the beach. The Paramobile also has many health benefits. It helps with circulation, muscle tone, digestive system and helps lung function. Kelli loves the machine so much that her family and friends want her to have one of her own. To help raise funds for Kelli, visit  http://www.gofundme.com/6t9hc8.

For more information about the Beaufort Exchange Club, please contact club president, Darlene Douglas at 843-522-1872.