Last night's For Maddie's Sake Saturday Social Dance was spectacular in pink and red! Hints of valentines were everywhere - in the lights, the tablecloths, the centerpieces, the heart chains, the food, and the photo booth. Girl Scout Troop 703 did a fabulous decoration job. Johnnie Kay Lipsius, troop leader, is doing a terrific duty to those girls and their futures. Not only can those girls decorate, they have leadership skills, and dance skills.
The Midlothian Pantherettes came to dance with the awesome crowd - the officers even did a dance routine that they've been practicing for their Spring routine. Laura Truett, drill team instructor, is leading a great group of girls who showed their compassion and respect by forming a circle with the girl scouts and making a dance floor just for our special needs dancers in the room. You should have seen them...our fun friend took the floor with her wheelchair and swung that head around to the funky grooves by DJ Carl of Fire Bird Entertainment. Her pretty-in-pink friend took the floor next by showcasing her dance moves across the floor from one end of the circle to the other.
We had a blast with everyone who came out and supported our cause and our vision, which is for
all children to feel a sense of belonging in their community among their peers.
"My name is Maddie and I'm a small teenager who enjoys life and has fun wherever I am!"
"There's more to me than just my special needs and my diagnoses. People are very curious about me and I don't mind sharing.
I was born with a rare disorder Feingold Syndrome which consists of my most noticeable characteristic,
Microcephaly (small head). Mommy says mine is cute and petite...just like me!
"God gave it to me, so I thought I'd wear it."