Gordon Hartman, founder of Gordon Hartman Homes, sold his construction company in 2005. Instead of squandering his wealth or investing back into the business arena, that he was familiar with, he BOLDLY decided to spend the second half of his life improving the community.
In April 2010, after many years of preparation, he opened the doors to Morgan’s Wonderland! This park was inspired by his daughter and was created for people with special needs. Gordon’s mission was to create a safe place where people of any age or need can go to play, relax and feel included.
The park is focused not only on special needs individuals but also on their family and friends. Morgan’s Wonderland is a place for inclusion, learning, and understanding.
I find it bold that Gordon chose the path that he did, considering it would have been much easier to stick with what he knew and just enjoy retirement. Because of his bold choices people with special needs all over the world now have the rare opportunity to visit a place where they can play and learn and most of all be a part of something!
Watch Gordon Hartman’s Talk from TEDxSanAntonio 2011 to hear what he has to say!