SAN DIEGO -- When the Barry family lost their 22-year-old son Ian in a tragic accident four years ago, they had to find a way to turn tragedy into triumph. That came in the form of creating the non-profit Rollin' From The Heart, their special way to give back to the community and honor Ian's legacy.
We decided to do something to keep that spirit alive," said Ian's father John Barry. "It just felt too powerful to let it go. Secondly, to be honest, it's part of our healing process. We wanted to get kids up, out, and active. Ian loved skateboarding, surfing, outdoors, and camping."
Through Rollin' From the Heart , over 400 disadvantaged and at risks kids now ride on new skateboards, 11 hundred homeless kids skate in brand new shoes, and countless others now have clothes and helmets to wear. The foundation also supports after school programs, like the skate club at Keiller Leadership Academy, making an impact one child at a time.
If you want to donate, volunteer, or learn more about Rollin' From the Heart you can go to their website: http://www.rollinfromtheheart.org