The Central Florida Dreamplex
Hey beautiful people! I am SO excited to share with you my time at The Central Florida Dreamplex so far and what they are all about. The Central Florida Dreamplex is based out of Cleremont, Florida and is for sure now one of my favorite places to visit or volunteer for. The moment I walked in, I was greeted with kind words and huge smiles. You will instantly feel welcomed by all of the beautiful souls that are there for different reasons. Their mission statement is below.
“The Central Florida Dreamplex exists to meet the fitness, recreational, social, and employment needs of individuals and families with physical and/or developmental disabilities. We strive to turn dreams into realities through recreational activities designed to accommodate all participants, adaptive sports, and alternative therapy methods. Our goal is to promote the lifelong health of youth, adults, and veterans with disabilities and their families. Our approach is to partner with and bring together multiple organizations for a larger, common goal of serving families with special needs.”
So many times we think that we are going to be inspiring most of the time but opportunities like this always leave me inspired and filled more than I could ever imagine. When I arrived, their Zumba class was going on and man, let me tell you, they were all working so hard. This amazing Zumba instructor had down syndrome but it did not phase him.
You guys, how many of us wake up and instantly limit ourselves? It’s like we think that whatever has happened to us, something that we have, something that we don’t have and so on controls what we could ever become. That is big ole lie from the devil. You aren’t your diagnosis. You aren’t that girl with the broken heart and you most definitely aren’t what society says about you. Simply taking pictures of these incredible people at Zumba taught me more than they’ll ever know.
Ever since I could remember, sisters and brothers with physical and/or developmental dissabilites have been a huge part of my life. These souls take up a huge part of my heart. I ask that you pray for these extraordinary people and all who commit their time to The Central Florida Dreamplex. If you are able and feel lead to give, praise GOD. They are always in need of volunteers as well!
You say, “I can’t,” but HE can. You say, “I am unable to do that,” HE is so able. Time to let go of excuses and living comfortably. Jesus has so much in store for you, you just have to jump. For GOD has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. Sometimes it just takes watching and EXTRAordinary and beautiful soul teaching Zumba to realize that.