A team of skateboarders is showing the world how good it feels to give back.
The last time we saw the guys from Intro 2 Skateboarding, a youth development program in Southern California, they told the Good News blog about being inspired by Ellen to go out and help people in need. They used the JCPenney gift cards they received during a taping of the show to surprise a needy family with a shopping spree.
Inspired by their kindhearted act, Ellen surprised them with two $500 gift cards to JCPenney so they could continue their quest to pay it forward.
Zac Archuleta, Founder of Intro 2 Skateboarding, was on the lookout for a new deserving family, and the moment he met the Jensens, he knew he found it. Stewart and Tracy Jensen are loving parents to six children, including 7-year-old Kumaka who was born with Spina Bifida. This courageous kid has gone through over 20 surgeries and has been confined to a wheelchair nearly his entire life.
Being on wheels is no disability for this fearless little boy. He's a regular at skate parks, using his WCMX chair to do incredible stunts.
"I envy the loving bond this family has had through the difficult times as well as the success that they have faced in their lives," says Zac. He teamed up with his partner Jon "Deezle" Depoian and pro WCMXer Christiaan Bailey to surprise Kumaka and his family with an unforgettable afternoon of skating and shopping.
The best part is that the Jensens were given the chance to pay it forward, too. The family handed out brand new boards to several grateful skaters at the Volcom Skate Park in Costa Mesa. It's wonderful to see how infectious giving back can be!