Lake Bonham fishing event set for special needs kids
BONHAM, Texas (KTEN) — Davyn Whitman was born legally blind. When he was 10, he found out he had epilepsy.
Davyn is now 17, and C.A.S.T. for Kids is making sure that he and other special needs children will have an unforgettable day of fishing on Lake Bonham.
"This is a big deal for him," said his aunt, Deidra Pullin. "He loves going out and loves the participation with the other kids."
Seventeen-year-old Kenlee Karl will join Davin on the water.
"It's important for the kids to experience success, but it's also important for the parents," said C.A.S.T for Kids volunteer coordinator Eric Rice. "It's important to do things like this and support these families and kids."
The goal is to give children and their families a break from their day-to-day challenges.
"I get to be with all of my friends, and then I am so glad I get to be at the lake, because it's a beautiful, great time," Davyn said.
"Inclusion is such a big part, and so to love these kids and know these kids and just get to experience on this day, it's just a special part and special meaning for them," Pullin said.
Both Davyn and Kenlee can't wait to bail their hooks.
"It's a lot of fun," said Kenlee.
"Really excited," Davyn added.
The C.A.S.T. for kids event starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at Lake Bonham.