Sergio Echeverria loved the ocean so much his friends nicknamed him “Aquaman.” When a tractor accident left him paralyzed from the waist down, he thought his beach days were over.

Florida volunteers stepped up to the challenge of making the beach accessible to all by placing plastic mats on a stretch of Miami Beach and crafting floating chairs. The mats help mobility devices to travel over the sand, while the floating chairs allow those with disabilities to enjoy the waves.