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Arizona Edition: Inspiring Toy Story helps local kids with special needs play

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In this episode of Arizona Edition, we hear from founders of the Yuma non-profit, the Inspire HI Project.

Driven by their own family stories and a passion for life-long learning, Rebecca Gettings, Alexis Liggett, and Renee Sheldahl invite us into the makeshift workshop where they adapt toys for special needs kids in the community.

Last year they adapted 48 toys, and they hope to do more this year.

We'll hear how a float down the Colorado River got them organized and about the new skills they had to learn to adapt modern toys.

Listen to their inspiring story!

Lou grew up in Tucson and has a long family history in the state of Arizona. He began his public radio career in 1988 at KNAU in Flagstaff as a classical music DJ and has been hooked on public radio since, transitioning to news after trying his hand at several other careers in publishing and commercial broadcasting. Lou has a degree in American Studies from Arizona State University and was KAWC's Morning Edition host for two and half years before becoming News and Operations Director.
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