HOUSTON, TX —
It’s a special event for kids with special needs.
Several hundred people turned showed up to kick off the sixth annual “Friendship Circle Walk and Fair” at the Jewish Family Service on South Braeswood.
Each stride made on the walk helps to raise awareness and money for a really important cause.
Sarah Gredzedinski joined Friendship Circle six years ago and says, ” I don’t think I would have been involved if not for frienship Circle. I have built sucha close relationship with Kayla who has Ret’s Syndrome. and we meet almost every week and I take her out to the park or the zoo, and I’ve gotten so much from my time with Kayla than I could have ever imagined. Probably got more out it than she has.”
In addition to the walking, there was a fair-like atmosphere complete with clowns, balloons, and animals.
Bird handler Barbara Davis Levine talk about how here feathered friend enjoys the day “So this gives him an opportunity to be around children because he has the maturation of a three year old child, so for him it’ fun.”
They come together as strangers with a common goal, and walk away as new found friends.