Why I am doing the Build America Trip

Rett Abner and his sister Penelope

She was born with down syndrome and our family was told hundreds of times how it was going to be an uphill battle, how she wasn’t going to be able to do certain things, ect. But we didn’t let that stop us. We let her do what she wants to do and don’t restrict her just because the world sees her as a little girl with a disability. She dances, she plays soccer, she has full conversations with us. She is no different then any other little girl and that’s because we (not just as an immediate family but as a community) decided not to let her disability define her.

So my motivation for this trip is to give these campers that same experience. Building accessibilities so that they can have the full camp experience. Allowing them to live life to the fullest regardless of what it is that society tries to define them by.

Rett Abner

Rett is an initiate of Eta Zeta Chapter (Queens) and currently attending University of North Florida.

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