Tashara Frasier wanted her son and other children who have special needs to have a day of their own. So, she created one.
The second annual De’Michael and Friends Day which celebrates special needs children and their families will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Hilery Park in Walthourville.
The event, which will feature games, prizes, bounce houses, painting, snow cones, hamburgers, hotdogs and more, is named after Frasier’s son, De’Michael Owens, 9, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of 1.
"I wanted to do a day for my son and other special needs children, where they feel that this day you are not limited. This day is for you," Frasier said.
The name "De’Michael and Friends Day"
came to Frasier when she realized her son had a lot of friends—not just special needs children—and wanted to include them in the fun.
Tammy Miller, De’Michael’s aunt, calls him the life of the party who puts a smile on everyone’s face.
Frasier sees the event as a way to connect with other parents of special needs children and wants to let parents know they are appreciated.
But the day is about the kids, who will have the opportunity to participate in field-day events. Frasier wants children to feel they can participate in activities even if they have physical limitations.
Family and friends have donated water, drinks and food for the event, and members of the Money Junkies Car Club will volunteer Saturday.
The event is free and open to all children in the community. To volunteer or for more information, call Miller at 912-977-7335 or Tia Frasier at 912-339-1436.