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Children with special needs hit the runway in Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - They face several life struggles, but that's not holding them back from the runway.

Nearly 100 special needs children spent Saturday afternoon modeling clothes for Macy's at Dupont Manual High School in Louisville.

It's part of the 12th annual Holiday Fashion Show benefiting the Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies.

The agency provides therapy and support for those with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, austism and other developmental disabilities.

"This is a great day," said Rebecca Merkel, who's son Liam was in the show. "This is a good day for Liam to show off his skills and for other kids who maybe some days are not able to keep up with their peers become the star of the day, which is a wonderful experience."

The event also featured a silent auction.

Proceeds will go to the center to help make sure no child is turned away because of an inability to pay.

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