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Baylor Helping Hands dances the night away with special needs community

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Posted at 4:50 PM, Feb 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 19:52:05-05

Baylor Helping Hands is giving everyone a night to remember in the 3rd Special Night for Special Friends. 

They are inviting people with special needs to the Mayborn Museum on Feb. 16. Hosting just after Valentine's Day it's giving the organization a chance to show their special friends a little extra love. 

"The biggest thing I like about it is college students getting out and getting exposed to diversity and kids of all abilities and I think that is the best thing that has come out of it for us," Marcia Bayer said, a mom to four special needs children. 

Her family has been to the dance in the past, enjoying so much they told as many people as they could to come this time around. Hundreds of people came and danced the night away. 

"It gives them the ability to do things that they normally wouldn't have the opportunity to do. The schools put on different dances and stuff like that but it's just not the same thing," Bayer said. 

Taylor Ernst with Baylor Helping Hands is blown away each time they hold the dance. Seeing more and more come each year, it warms his heart to know so many are enjoying their time. 

"Once you get involved with it you realize that community is just huge and they're all so supportive and so loving and without them they proved so much for each other it's so cool to see how they work," Ernst said. 

Bayer's kids were thrilled as the dance starts, you could tell they couldn't wait for this night to come. 

"My kids were just overjoyed and screaming and yelling and so excited and counting down the days until the dance," Bayer said. 

Baylor Helping Hand's is a non-profit organization that helps people in Central Texas in need.

For more information visit their website

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