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Yearly event provides fishing outings for people with disabilities
9/15/2018
Credit:
Zachary Hillstrom, Pueblo Chieftain
Walking leisurely down a boat ramp toward a waiting pontoon at the edge of a dock at Lake Pueblo State Park, Colorado Springs resident Jillian Akers stopped at the boatís edge to allow her motherís boyfriend, Bill Tifft, to snap a quick photo to capture the exciting moment.

After all, itís not every day that a 15-year-old girl gets to experience her first time fishing.

Akers, a sophomore high school student who has cerebral palsy, waited patiently for the boatís captain to arrive, peering out at the lake surface through yellow-framed sunglasses while fish mockingly rose from the water just feet from the small boat.


READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE ON THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN WEBSITE:
https://www.chieftain.com/news/yearly-event-provides-fishing-outings-for-people-with-disabilities/article_89adfe10-b934-11e8-9b56-1f1067c9388a.html