Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dakin is Everywhere!

We have had some amazing things going on! Firstly, I got an email today saying that Dakin was put on the front page of the Littlest Heroes Project's website! For those of you whe are new, the Littlest Heroes Project is an amazing group of photographers who have chosen to dedicate part of their time in helping special needs kiddos--you can get a complimentary photo shoot. We did it last year and it was AMAZING. Our photographer, Brandi, was absolutely wonderful with Dakin. Go check it out!!

I haven't posted about this just yet, but this semester we have been working with LeTourneau University in Longview. We contacted them in the hopes that their engineering program might be able to help us learn to modify toys for Dakin. Well, they took it a mile further: a group from one of their high level classes chose us to modify a remote control car for Dakin. We had one of the group members out here the other day, and he brought the car--and Dakin LOVES it. This is big--Dakin usually gets bored with toys because he can't play with them independently. Not this car--he wanted to keep playing and playing with it. I have pics, but I'm not going to post them just yet, because that's not the point of this post!

What is then? Well, I got an email from the engineering professor we have been working with today. He let us know that the local news and newspaper were out at the school to cover the 1st year engineering students, who, on inspiration from Dakin, have learned to modify remote controls for special needs kids!!! And what's more, they will be posting a how-to online, so we can all learn too!! Check out the story!

Working with LeTourneau has been a wonderful experience, and I am so glad that Dakin has been an inspiration for these students. I can't wait to post the final version of the RC car--YAY!!


Amanda said...

That is so amazing! I'm so excited for you guys :)!!

Jodie said...

Awww....great news all around! I can't wait to see pics of Dakin in his new car!

beth said...

These stories make me cry everytime! Way to go engineering students and happy playing to Dakin!

Maria B. said...

OMG, that's wonderful!

linda saunders said...

Hi Devon it's linda maddisons grandma.Hope you are all well. Just been looking at Dakin and his lovley poker face bless his heart.
Dakin you are very lucky boy to have such a fabulous mommy xx Devon you have nothing but my admiration. God bless you x Linda x