Though celebrated all over the world annually on April 7, the Second Annual Official National Making The First Move Day® Celebration was held on Sunday, April 7, 2019 in Shreveport, LA - the current resident city of holiday founder, Greshun De Bouse.
What is extraordinary about this year's official celebration is that in accordance with her commitment to being all-inclusive, De Bouse included a very special DJ. Meet Mr. Fred Scott, a Shreveport, LA native who has been confined to a wheelchair for the past several years due to lack of one or more limbs. Amazingly, Scott refuses to allow his disability to interfere with his love for music and being a DJ.
At this year's Second Annual Official National Making The First Move Day® Celebration, Scott rocked the souls of the ailing, excited the kids, and even got some adults up and literally "making the first move" with his therapeutically appropriate musical selections!
Mr. Fred Scott is a husband and father who still manages to drive and live quite an independent life, despite his disability. As discussed in the article, Disability Bullying by Greshun De Bouse™, the disabled are often at greater risk for being bullied than the non-disabled. However, Mr. Scott demonstrated how the disabled and all can align with the focus and mission of National Making The First Move Day® to "START MAKING THE FIRST MOVE TOWARDS BULLYING PREVENTION AND RECOVERY IN ALL FORMS™," by functioning at one's highest potential in the face of disability and/or adversity.
The official celebration also consisted of a clown complete with balloons and goodies for the kids, dynamic bullying prevention and recovery education by Shreveport, LA Police Chief Ben Raymond and Caddo Sherriff's Office Cpl. Connie Ingles, amazingly outstanding self-defense demonstration by Sensei William Ross & Company, incentive-based Test Your Knowledge to ensure the kids retained what was taught and demonstrated, endless food from local and national chains, and much more!
Though the national holiday is April 7 annually, help is needed all year to continue proving these aforementioned and more FREE services to kids, families, and other persons like Mr. Scott with bullying-related injuries.
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To learn more about National Making The First Move Day®, read Disability Bullying: National Making The First Move Day®.
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