As parents, we try to expose our children to experiences that will leave an impression on their lives. Experiences that help form their character and shape them into human beings that care enough to make a difference in the world. Attending the Best Buddies International Leadership Conference Opening Ceremony was one of those experiences, not only for our children, but for us parents, too. Imagine…1500+ students and leaders gathered in an auditorium chanting and cheering “Inclusion Revolution” on the top of their lungs. Standing ovations, one after another, for talented speakers, dancers and even a rock band, all living with an intellectual or developmental disability. An audience energized by the powerful leadership of Anthony K. Shriver, C.E.O. of the organization, and a special guest appearance by Glee’s, Lauren Potter. An audience full of people celebrating diversity but more importantly, the human spirit. There was an energy in the room that we’ve never experienced before, one that our family will never forget. Best Buddies International, thank you for inviting us to share our song at your Opening Ceremony. It was an honor!
We are proud to be a part of the Inclusion Revolution!