Muscular Dystrophy Association of Cincinnati brings summer fun to children with disabilities

Posted at 5:18 PM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 17:18:30-04

HAMILTON -- Every child deserves a great summer, and every year the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Cincinnati hosts its annual summer camp to help kids with physical disabilities enjoy a week of fun without limitations.

On Wednesday, the camp had "Sponsor Day" an event where those who have donated and help to make the camp possible gather with the campers to celebrate.

Some of the sponsors of the event include local police stations and, according to the MDA summer camp director Heather Kelly, more are getting involved.

"It's been multiplied by a million," Kelly said. "People are coming from all over, and more stations are joining in to be a part of it, and it's been overwhelming that people love my kids as I do"

Greg Toyeas, police specialist for CPD, took part in the event by bringing a helicopter.

"It's a great feeling seeing them happy," Toyeas said. "It makes their day, and it makes my day coming out and seeing the smiles we can bring just by bringing out a helicopter."

Toyeas said police involvement with the event helps to show the kids that there are other aspects to policing, besides chasing after criminals.

"We're helping them with seeing that police are normal people just like them," Toyeas said.

For more info on MDA and how to support its acitivities, visit here.