15th Annual Miracle Rodeo Makes Smiles


By Ellis Eskew

It's a night to remember at the Garrett Coliseum. For some, it's their very first time to the Miracle Rodeo.

Six year old Gabriel tells us, "I've seen animals, horses, all kinds of things I love."

From horses, goats to rabbits and  pigs...
The Miracle Rodeo lets kids get up close and personal.

 "We bring some special children who may be in and out of outpatient services with the Children's Hospital out of Birmingham. We give them a special night with animals and agriculture," said Southeastern Livestock Exposition member Camp Powers.

Melita Watson donates her horses to the cause.  "who wouldn't want to help these children? Really? Who wouldn't? Anybody would."

For parents, to see the smile on their kid's face.... It means everything.

"It's great to have a bond with animals like that because he's not able to bond verbally with people seems like with animals he does really good so it puts a smile on his face and that's what we're about," said parent of special needs child, Richard Sokol.

For more information on the rodeo, click here.


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