A Photographer And Some Police Officers Helped Children Live Their Dreams.
Photographer Carrie Lewis of Glass Crown Photography knows what children with special needs go through. These kids often face physical, mental, and emotional challenges in a world that's not always open-minded or kind-hearted. In fact, according to Lewis, some photographers don't shoot special needs kids. It was a shocking truth that she learned when she reached out to her community to see if any parents wanted to make their special needs children's dreams come true. Fortunately, with the help of some kind-hearted cops, Lewis managed to bring three kids a whole lot closer to their dreams last Halloween.
Just watch as this "junior" officer's face lights up with happiness and melts your heart away.
This past Halloween, Carrie Lewis decided to make the lives of three special needs kids better by turning their dreams into a reality. Not only did she get the kids to dress up like cops, but she got a few real-life cops to join in on the fun.
Carrie came up with a photo project to give special needs kids the chance to turn dreams into reality.
What she didn't expect was getting almost 100 families to respond to her request. Unfortunately, she could only help three kids, but she's hoping that her project will open other photographer's hearts to bring a smile to kids like this one.
When Carrie reached out to the Rapid City Police Department, she got more than she ever expected.
Not only did the cops close off an entire alleyway, but they brought for police cruisers, turn the sirens on, and showed three kids what being a cop was all about. The chance to bond with the men in blue made these kids so very happy.
Every kid got the chance to look like real police officer, with badges, jackets and all.
One kid was looking really cool holding handcuffs. Can you tell just how excited and into it this kid is? Giving them this opportunity was something that was very dear to Carrie because her son also has special needs.
Life for these boys hasn't always been easy, but at the end of the day, they're just like everyone else.
They have dreams that they hope can be turned into reality someday. Thankfully Carrie's project has brought them that much closer to their goals. And you've got the proof in each of their wide smiles too.
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