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Giving to kids like him

He wanted to help those who have disabilities, like himself, so, when Mason Coffey planned a project for his Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), he was instantly drawn to SENSES, Shelbyville’s indoor sensory playground gym.

“I have a disability called autism,” said Coffey, a senior at Shelbyville High School. “This is the reason I did this project. My favorite part of the project is knowing I am leaving a lasting project for those with disabilities.”

The BSA Scout Oath starts with “On my honor I will do my best”, then several words later continues with, “to help other people at all times.” It applies to scouts, no matter what their age or ability. “I want to show the world that my disability doesn’t slow me down. I want to show others that those with disabilities can do great things.”