Georgia officers throw party for special needs boy (ASL – 9.20.19)
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On Sunday police officers in Georgia threw a surprise birthday for a boy with cerebral palsy.
13-year-old Tye Clinner was diagnosed with the condition when he was born and is unable to walk or sit up on his own.
Clinner’s mother, Crystal, wanted a special cake to celebrate her son’s birthday and his upcoming trip to Disney.
Crystal got in touch with Lieutenant Brandy Forman of the Smyrna Police Department in Atlanta, Georgia.
Forman likes to bake and volunteers with Icing Smiles, a nonprofit that provides custom cakes for families with ill children.
Forman decided she wanted to help with “way more than a cake.”
Forman and fellow police officers coordinated a surprise party.
The Smyrna Police Department shared party information on social media and opened it up for the community to attend.
The theme of the party was Disney and Pirates, two of Tye’s favorite things.
Officers gave Tye a chance to play with their normally off-limits gadgets.
They even let Tye sit inside a police cruiser and gave him his own officer shirt.
Tye was all smiles during the celebration.
The police who helped him celebrate say it’s an important part of being involved in the community they serve.
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