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Special needs kids have their own Easter egg hunt

City of Tallahassee customizes egg hunt for special needs kids
Posted at 6:47 PM, Apr 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 04:58:48-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — On Saturday, kids with special needs got the chance to have their own Easter egg hunt.

"I'm glad when they can take their mind off the pain in their life, emotional and physical." said Noah Sanders, helping kids find eggs

Noah Sanders says he knows what it is like to have special needs.

Sanders has a disability himself, but that hasn't stopped him from helping others.

Sanders helped kids and their family's during the 8th annual Eggstraordinary Easter Egg Hunt at Messer park, which is a hunt for special needs kids only.

"It's hard to have these disabilities and I'm proud of myself to get out there and I know what's it's like to struggle with these disorders." said Noah Sanders, helping kids find eggs

One family that participated this year is the Skibbe family.

While the egg hunt was fun for the whole family, it meant a little extra for Zander Skibbe who has cerebral palsy.

"It's amazing that Tallahassee does so much to try and include children with different types of abilities levels." said Lori Skibee, son has cerebral palsy

A specialized Easter egg hunt is exactly what Zander's family always hoped for.

"We have had some hunts in Michigan and there was one hunt where there was a grand prize and so literally pushed his wheelchair out of the way to get eggs so it was not the kind of environment that was good for us." said Lori Skibee, son has cerebral palsy

The day wouldn't have been complete for Zander if he didn't get to hunt along side his sister.

"It's fun because he can help me, hold the eggs." said Elena Skibbe, Zander's sister

On Sunday, the City of Tallahassee will host its 60th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Myers Park for all kids under the age of 10.