CANTON, Ga. -- The Friends Club at Freedom Middle School in Cherokee County encourages regular and special education students to spend time together.
Recently, the club allowed two wonderful students to form a bond.
Dylin Hardeman is a basketball player at Freedom Middle. Nicholas Wendel is a special education student who is confined to a wheelchair.
The two met through the Friends Club, and Dylin slowly began to gain Nicholas's trust by giving him high-fives in the hallway and complimenting him.
Now, Dylin spends time helping Nicholas achieve his goals, including grasping objects and building his social skills.
When Dylin heard Nicholas loves sports, he even had all his teammates sign a basketball and present it to his new friend.
Learn more about Freedom Middle School at cherokee.k12.ga.us.