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Embrace Park Opens Up Over the Weekend

Original Article Link: http://us92.com/local-news/embrace-park-opens-up-over-the-weekend/

BY Rachel Urbanski | September 18, 2017

NORFOLK, NE — After much anticipation Norfolk’s first all inclusive park is now open.

On Sunday evening Embrace Park filled up with parents and kids of all ages and abilities for a ribbon cutting.

Kids gathered around at the entrance of the playground as they cut the ribbon before storming onto the playground.

For Pediatric Physical Therapist at Faith Regional, Emily Afrank, years of hard work to bring the playground to Norfolk paid off.

“It finally is done and all the kids enjoy it and playing together. That;s the most important thing regarding this, kids of all abilities are playing together…It’s so hard to describe how exciting this is.”

One of those kids is Jodi Bush’s son, Cason. The five-year-old seems to always wear a smile and his mom says like most kids his age, he loves to play.

“The fact he can hop on and do everything on there, and Emily has helped him get to this point too, it’s awesome.”

With Embrace Park kids like Cason can move around and play unrestricted.

Bush says she is so grateful for the work Emily has done to make this playground happen, as well as the joy she has brought to the kids.