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The Children’s Center hosts Olympic Games for disabled children


BETHANY, Okla. — A hospital for disabled children in Bethany has organized an Olympic Games for their young residents, children with severe disabilities.

The Children’s Center held an “opening ceremonies” Monday night.

Jonathan Northcott, 14, is recovering from a leg surgery and has been living at The Children’s Center since June.

Northcott sang the National Anthem during the opening ceremonies.

“That was actually my first time ever singing in front of a big crowd. I’ve never sang in front of anyone before. I was nervous,” Northcott said.

Northcott has also been learning how to play the piano in his music therapy class.

The Games began at The Children’s Center on Tuesday morning.

Recreational Therapist, Kristin Armbrust, is one of the organizers of the games.

“It’s really cool to see them get out there, do their best, smile, have fun and just be a kid,” Armbrust said.

There are 17 events in which the children will compete all week long.