Special needs kids buck the odds and learn to swim


Ever since 3-year-old Cobi Sky could walk, her mom’s been worried about her drowning.

She doesn’t worry so much anymore.

“I know she can survive; it’s just a comfort level for me that I know we are OK,” said Atiya Young.

Children with special needs are at an especially high risk for drowning, but they’re often turned away from swimming lessons due to health issues.

Now a Winter Park doctor is making sure all children can save themselves from drowning.

See wftv.com

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