LOCAL FEELS: Brooklyn Students Bless A Wheelchair-Bound Classmate

March 27, 2019 | Dave MooreKristen James

Local Feels

A group of 8th graders have been staying after school a lot the last two months, and it’s not because they’re in trouble. The kids at Intermediate School 201 in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn are entering the annual STEAM Expo, a competition that promotes Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, and they’re building a special desk for their wheelchair-bound classmate, Maria Pizzo. This desk, that'll help Maria during her school day, will feature an area where she can place her iPad, a water bottle holder, and a hook for her backpack. Maria feels so loved and said, "I think it was really nice and caring and that they thought of me and the struggles I went through.”


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