Did you hear about the 6-year-old Florida boy whose mother invited all 16 kids of his class to his birthday party. Unfortunately, not one of them showed up. Glenn Buratti is autistic. When no one showed up to his party, his mother said he just kept asking, “when will my friends get here?” Glenn’s mother went to Facebook to politely rant. This caught the attention of her community. Complete strangers responded and shortly after her postings, kids and their parents began bringing gifts. The sheriff’s office orchestrated a flyover from their helicopter. Deputies brought more presents, and the next week, sheriff’s cars, police dogs, and fire trucks paid him a visit at the same time.
Earlier this week Sean visited Delmarva Chimes Services. If you want to learn more about Chimes International, they are holding an informational talk this Sunday, February 22nd, at 2:00 p.m. at the Seaside Jewish Community Center in Rehoboth Beach. They’ll be talking about everything from hiring from Chimes to volunteering with the organization.
Speaking of disabilities, or abilities, if you will, Megan Silcott of Reistertown, Maryland got a standing ovation walking the catwalk at New York Fashion week. When Megan, an aspiring model, was 16, she awoke one day unable to move. Doctor’s diagnosed her with a rare neurological condition caused by an undiagnosed case of mono. They warned her that recovery would be unbearable at times. She pressed on is not able to walk with a walker.
There’s an event this Sunday for a new police K-9 unit in the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office in memory of Sheriff’s Deputy John Brune who died last month. Brews and Blues for John Brune is from 2:00 to 6:00 at the Crabcake Factory, Bayside in Ocean City. The band Lower Case Blues will be performing.