WEST VALLEY CITY – A West Valley City dad is gaining internet fame after he gave his wheelchair bound son the ride of his life at a skate park.
The touching video of Phil Van Hise pushing his 5-year-old son Callen in a wheelchair at the West Valley City Skate Park was posted on his wife’s Facebook this week, and it’s been a big hit with more than 40,000 views.
“It’s not to say, ‘Hey, look what I can do as a dad,'” Van Hise said. “It’s what he can do.”
Callen is their “miracle baby.” He was born premature and diagnosed with Hypotonic Cerebral Palsy. He has challenges with balance and coordination and is going to speech therapy.
“He can communicate well,” Van Hise said. “He can read like crazy. He’s at the top of his class in Kindergarten.”
The message he’s been sending to mom and dad lately is he likes the skate …
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