Annabelle Geib is just like any other second grade student; she just needs a little extra help sometimes.
Annabelle has spastic diplegia cerebral palsy. Her mom, Rachel Geib, says basically her daughter's brain doesn't talk to her legs like everyone else's does.
"When you meet Annabelle, you would never know that she's not a completely able-bodied kid because she doesn't see herself as a completely abled kid,” Rachel said. “She doesn't see herself as disabled at all."
Does that stop Annabelle? Not for a second, her mom says.
"She doesn't want help,” Rachel said. “She doesn't want you to fuss over her or act any different around her. She just wants to be a normal kid."
So like any kid, Annabelle loves all things Disney. The name of her walker is even inspired by the 2003 movie Finding Nemo.
"I thought about it and I said, ‘I want to be more independent' and that saying just keep swimming is when I named my walker Dory because I can just keep swimming," Annabelle said.
But her walker Dory doesn't always navigate best. As Annabelle's parents planned a trip to Disney World, they knew Annabelle would need more than just her walker to get around the park.
That's when they called Pete Kopp in Centennial. His daughter Kayla also has a disability.
"When Kayla was young, she outgrew her first equipment. We wanted to donate to an organization that could then provide it to another family because it's expensive,” Kopp said. "What we learned is there were no organization that did that."
Kopp then started the Kids Mobility Network.
"When kids outgrow their equipment, they give it to Kids Mobility Network and then we match it to another child's needs and build it to their specific needs,” Kopp said.
Since launching in 2005, it's provided $5 million worth of equipment to 1,400 families.
Annabelle got her new power wheelchair within 48 hours of calling Kopp, meaning she got to go on her dream vacation.
"Without them we would have never had it or had the type of trip that we had in Florida,” Rachel said.
“I decided to call it Tinkerbell green,” Annabelle said. “Tinkerbell is a really nice wheelchair. She helps me get around."
Tinkerbell is small and mighty, just like Dory.
"When I use my walker and use my wheelchair, it makes me feel like I can do anything," Annabelle said.
Annabelle's walker was also given to her by Kids Mobility. It helps her run around on those normal second grade days.
"It became her second pair of legs,” Rachel said. "She can do anything that she wants to do and anything that she sets her mind to. I think she really is one of the coolest humans I've ever met."
And in case Annabelle forgets that, she just needs to look down.
"I just keep swimming,” Annabelle said.