BONHAM, Texas (KTEN) — The C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation is making sure children with special needs can enjoy a fun day out on the lake, fishing for free, by taking a break from their day-to-day challenges. 

The organization is helping kids like 16-year-old Davyn Whitman believe they can accomplish anything. 

"I'm really, really excited, because I get to fish on the boat!" he said.

Davyn is a junior at Bonham High School. He was born legally blind and with autism. At age 10, he was diagnosed with epilepsy.

"He likes to talk," said Davyn's guardian, Deidra Pullin. "He just doesn't like real sudden noises or things like that, but loves to meet new people. He doesn't meet a stranger."

Davyn said this event makes him feel like dancing.

"I love people because I get to talk to them, and I like this event because it gets me to get out and meet so many people, and I love to be around people," he said. 

C.A.S.T. for Kids is about more than just catching dinner. 

"Kids like him want to be included," said Pullin. "They want to know they are special, and that they are also included in events, and they are like the other kids, and this brings awareness and brings them together with other people."

C.A.S.T. for Kids is set to begin on October 15; however the organization needs both volunteers and boats. For more information, visit their website