TEMECULA – Franklin “Frank” Boschma is a 20-year-old young man who has won the love and support of his friends, associates, and church family with his inspiring spirit and optimism, despite the crippling disorder he lives with every minute of every day.
Frank was born with X Linked SMA, Arthrogryposis or SMA type 2. This degenerative disease rendered him with almost no muscle movement throughout his body. He breathes through a ventilator and gets food and nutrition through a gastric tube.
Still, he can smell, taste, laugh, feel, love, and enjoy. Each day is a challenge for Frank, because everything that brings joy brings a host of challenges for survival as well. His love for life and his adventurous spirit are limited by the disease that keeps him trapped in a chair that blocks his path to experiencing the simple joys of life – exploring a hillside, bending to look closer into the face of a dog, or dipping a toe at the water’s edge.
On Saturday, March 1 you can help Franklin “Frank” Laurence Boschma enjoy the small pleasures of life by participating in the Frank “The Tank” Golf Classic at Temecula Creek Inn presented by the Boy Scouts of America Troop 90.
Jeff Kurtz, general manager of Promenade Temecula and a local resident, has known Frank and his family for 11 years.
“Frank is an inspiration to me. It is my honor to help Troop 90 plan this golf tournament to raise funds to get Frank an Action TrackChair that will allow him to move and explore on his own and experience the wonders of the world that before now have been unreachable for him,” said Kurtz.
Kurtz added, “The specialized chair will give Frank greater freedom and independence. We just need to raise $14,000 to make this a reality for Frank.”
For $100 per person, or $400 per foursome, you will enjoy a day of golf at the beautiful Temecula Creek Inn while helping an amazing young man experience the simple joys of life.
Registration is at 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shot gun start. Reserve your space early by calling Jeff Kurtz at (951) 294-8395 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.