FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) – A tremendous evening, celebrating folks for what they’re.
Now, in its second 12 months, the parade and fundraising This Is Me Style continues to encourage so many individuals with disabilities to have the chance to face out.
Andrew Manns could have had 6 years for the primary time on the observe, however his smile says all of it.
"He liked it, he's somewhat character," stated his father, Bennie Manns.
When Manns, for the primary time, realized of the style present & # 39; This Is Me & # 39 ;, knew that it was the place his household needs to be Sunday evening.
The girl behind it, Tracy Palmer, began the present final 12 months after a younger man with autism attended considered one of his vogue exhibits.
"I’m so and intrigued to be in a vogue present," Palmer stated. "He talked to his mom and stated, how can I be a part of this?"
Palmer says he knew this was his time to make a distinction and present anybody who faces the challenges of life with a incapacity, that are as essential as anybody.
"They should know that we see them and that they are often themselves. We don't want them to be anybody else as a result of they’re sufficient and that’s the message," Palmer stated.
A message that claims Bennie Manns was heard loud and clear.
"I had tears in my eyes, I used to be trying round to verify no one noticed me. However it's a tremendous feeling," stated Manns. "I need him to know that, you might be additionally a part of this world."
And tonight, Andrew is not only part of this world, however a shining star for all to see.