Students with special needs at Little Light House are getting ready to celebrate some major milestones this weekend.
The sky is the limit for students at the Little Light House. That is evident every year at an event called Mini-Laps.
"Last year, I saw someone who was learning to walk, independently walk through the track for the first time," said Georgia Canady with Little Light House.
Students and their families will come out to the school this weekend in costumes that fit the theme.
Last year, the theme was Hometown Heroes, this year, they’re taking to the stars.
"The theme this year is Out of This World, it is space themed," said Canady. "We have astronauts, we have constellations, we have stars.”
Wheelchairs will transform into rockets and the kids will take the track.
"It is not just a nice thing to do; we are celebrating who they are, that they are beautiful gifts from God," said Executive Director Anne McCoy.
It is all about celebrating these students, their abilities, their joy, and all the hard work they have put in to get to this point.
"We are celebrating their milestones," said Canady.
Little Light House is a nonprofit and children attend for free. This event is the largest parent-led fundraiser of the year.
This year is a little different because of COVID-19. There is not an open invitation for the public, but parents are still hoping to reach their $600,000 goal.
"To know that the Tulsa community is coming around us and recognizing how special these kids are," said McCoy.
To learn more or donate, visit the Little Light House website here.