On February 9, 2018, I was a volunteer at NFL star Tim Tebow's Night to Shine, a prom for developmentally disabled individuals. It was the most amazing, humbling experience I have ever been a part of.
These beautiful spirits believe they can do anything and who are we to tell them they can't? They sing. They dance. They tell jokes. They laugh with their friends. THEY LOVE. They, with all their challenges, SHINE!
That night they were all stars. They walked the red carpet. They were prom queens and kings with crowns and tiaras. Mobile, immobile, verbal, non-verbal, blind, deaf, they showed up and were fearless. And they stole my heart. I challenge you all, whether your life is touched by disability or not to learn more about the Tim Tebow Night to Shine and join me as a volunteer next year. You won't regret it.
Submitted by Jessi McInnis