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  • I am so thankful to be a part of a church that cares about the community. Last Friday night I witnessed one of the most incredible events in my short twenty-seven years of life. Special Needs Prom.

    Over 200 students came dressed to the nines to experience, in my opinion, the BEST Prom in our area. Did I mention these 200 students were all special needs students? For one night out of the year, it didn't matter if they were bound to a wheelchair, lacked rhythm, or looked differently, they were the stars it was THEIR night.

    The entire night was free of charge. Free Prom pictures. Free photobooth. Free food. Free dancing. Free giveaways. Oh and the dancing...the dancing was incredible. I even busted out on the dance floor...something I haven't done since 1999 when "Baby Got Back" would come on at a school dance. (p.s. my taste in music has drastically improved over the years!)

    What was my take-away from the evening? Simple that there needs to be more of these nights. This night was put together for the 200 attendees but really, I got more out of it than they did. I was reminded that caring about other people's opinions steals the joy from the moment. Worrying about silly things like how I'm getting my haircut is pointless, when there are millions of people who would give anything for their biggest struggle to be deciding on a hairstyle.

    Special Needs Prom. A night where the special needs step out of the spotlight and the person, the loving, fun, energetic person is all that is seen.
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