We recently had our first buddy event at the park. I was a bit nervous because, even though this is my second year in PFO, I’ve never had a buddy with a disability before. I didn’t know what to expect. Luckily, my buddy partner was amazing and knew so much about my buddy, Ethan. From the start it was amazing. Ethan was talkative and so kind. He was open to trying everything! At one point we were playing Ninjas and Pirates and I just took a second to realize how much I love doing this. Just running around and playing feels so free in the best way. It makes me realize that if I just take a moment to pause and let loose I can really be more relaxed and open all the time. Everyone needs to play like nobody is watching sometimes.