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Nonprofit hosting dance for fathers and kids with special needs


MEGAN: A LOCAL NONPROFIT IS
HOSTING A DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE. MARK WALKER AND HIS DAUGHTERS
MCKENZIE, KENNEDY HERE LOOKING
AS GREAT AS ALWAYS. THIS IS SO SPECIAL.>>IT IS A DANCE FOR DADS AND
KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. THIS IS OUR EIGHTH YEAR. IT IS A FREE EVENT. EVERYBODY COMES OUT AND WE HAVE
A GOOD TIME. WE HAVE A DJ, WE PROVIDE FOOD,
WE GIVE AWAY GIFTS. IT IS A GOOD TIME FOR EVERYBODY
TO COME OUT AND GET AWAY FROM
LIFE. KIND OF LIKE A HOMECOMING, PROM
ATMOSPHERE. MEGAN: TELL US ABOUT FATHERS
TAKING THIS ROLE IN A KIDS LIFE.>>I STARTED THE DANCE EIGHT
YEARS AGO. WHEN I WOULD GO TO DOCTORS
APPOINTMENTS, I NOTICED A LOT OF
DOCTORS TALKED TO MOM AND I WAS
SITTING IN THE CORNER NOT
GETTING ATTENTION. I STARTED TALKING TO OTHER DADS
AND THEY SAID THE SAME THING. I WAS LIKE, LET US DO SOMETHING
WHERE DADS GET TO HANG OUT WITH
THEIR DAUGHTERS. THIS IS A GOOD WAY TO DO THAT. MEGAN: KENNEDY AND MCKENZIE,
THANK YOU FOR COMING. MACKENZIE, ARE YOU EXCITED?>>A LITTLE. MEGAN: YOU HAVE BEEN IN THE
PAST? WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART. –?>>WHEN IT WAS ARTS AND CRAFTS. MEGAN: IT SOUNDS LIKE FUN. TELL US ABOUT WHAT IT IS LIKE
NOT ONLY BEING THERE WITH YOUR
DAUGHTERS, BUT BEING THERE WITH
OTHER FATHERS WHO HAVE
DAUGHTERS.>>IT IS WONDERFUL. IN THE EIGHT YEARS WE HAVE
DENTED, WE HAVE HAD ONE OR TWO
FAMILIES, ALL EIGHT YEARS. PEOPLE ONCE THEY COME, THEY
USUALLY COME BACK. MOST PEOPLE THAT COME ARE REPEAT
ATTENDERS. IT IS GOOD TO CATCH UP CONDUCT
LIKE A FAMILY REUNION. WE TALK ABOUT IT EXCEPT ON. — WE TALK ABOUT HOW THINGS HAVE
GONE. KENNEDY GETS EXCITED. SHE KNOWS WHEN IT’S COMING. SHE WALKS IN THE DOOR, SHE RUNS
UP TO EVERYBODY AND GIVES THEM
HUGS. WE HAVE ANIMALS COME. SHE ALWAYS GETS UP AND PLAYS
WITH ANIMALS. MEGAN: INCREDIBLE. SO MANY FACETS TO THIS
EXPERIENCE. WORK, MCKENZIE, KENNEDY, THANK
YOU SO MUCH. THE DANCE WITH MY DADDY IS GOING
TO BE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 AT
THE COMMUNITY CENTER. YOU CAN REGISTER NOW BY GOING

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