Editor: I would like to thank the Leesburg Church of the Nazarene for hosting the “Night to Shine” event held at Patrick Henry College and sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.
This prom experience event, for individuals with disabilities, was one of more than 500 such events that occurred around the world on Feb. 9.
My daughter and over 100 other individuals came together in Purcellville to dine, dance, sing karaoke, socialize and have fun. They were made to feel like kings and queens of the prom.
For all the progress we have made as a society regarding inclusion, many special needs individuals still struggle to have a social network and to be included in activities most of us take for granted.
Thank you to all who made the evening so memorable for them.
Nancy Eastman, Purcellville