“I’m glad someone actually did something for our children with special needs. It’s been a really great opportunity to be here.”
ODESSA, TX — Being a cowboy was a dream come true for young Maxwell Strong, and it came true at the Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo.
But if you want to be a cowboy, you have to look at that part of this boy, which is just the beginning.
Patrony Strong, Maxwell’s mother, said, “My son Maxwell has autism and dresses up as a cowboy in a cowboy costume.
Of course, that means choosing the perfect pair of boots, jeans that fit, the perfect shirt, and not forgetting the cowboy hat.
All costumes were provided by Boots Barn in Odessa.
Max follows in his father’s footsteps when it comes to wanting to be a cowboy.
“His daddy is a cowboy by nature and is no longer with us, but Max really enjoyed the cowboy hat, the boots and the horse. I think the whole experience was really great for him.” said Strong.
Max gets advice on what to choose from the Sandhills rodeo queen and plans to attend the rodeo on Thursday night.
“Max and all of us are going to the rodeo to see our fourth performance tonight,” said Jimmy Lindsey, vice president of Youth Events at The Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo.
Ropin’ Dreams, The Sandhills Stock Show, Rodeo and Boot Barn all gave Max a special day.
Sandhills Stock Show and Rodeo President Jim Wise said:
Max’s mom is also grateful that he was given the chance to be a cowboy for a day.
“I’m glad someone actually did something for our children with special needs. It was a really great opportunity to be here today,” Strong said. rice field.