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Dream Hunt Foundation helps give special needs kids a shot

WEST MONROE, La. - An event dedicated to giving power to kids with special needs opened up with a bang.

The Dream Hunt foundation gives young children and teens a shot at fulfilling their dream of going on the hunt of a lifetime.

However, before every big event they had a practice run.

The Dream Hunt Foundation is definitely hitting their target in their first time out practicing some of these kids are the real deal. 

" I was even impressed with myself," Dream Hunt participant, Joseph Durbin said.

So for these coaches what's the secret?

"Just talking to them reminding them to breathe stay focused and enjoy it," Dream Hunt shooting coach, Chris Jerkins said.

"At first I was kind of nervous but then i decided to calm down and realize it wasn't that hard. 

Katina Vickers admits she was nervous for her son Cade at first.

"It surprised me I was worried about the noise from the gunshot  and then the aftermath of that," She said.

However, she says Cade passed that test with flying colors..

"He was fine he handled it with no problem," she said.

A dream made  reality and not just for the shooters.


"I've always wanted to be able to do something like this and i'm getting my chance,"  Jerkins said.

Seeing the smiles on the kids' faces hits you right in the heart.

"Even the adults I mean they get so pumped up i mean some of the adults will just sit there and cry I mean because it's just cool it touches you," Monroe Dream Hunt Foundation volunteer, Sarah Grant said.

"Something like this is great it gives him a chance to be just like everybody else," Vickers said.

The Dream Hunt helping kids like Cade make their dreams come true one mark at a time.

The kids will take their training and go do some real deer hunting bright and early the morning of October 21, 2017. 

For more information on the event visit the Dream Hunt Foundation Facebook page.


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