Bryce Needham and Jacob Wright, Buddy Pair from Delta High School, are an incredible example of the effect that a friendship through Best Buddies can have on your life. They have been a great addition to the small, but passionate chapter in their school.
Kasey Needham, Chapter President at Delta HS, commented on the amazing experience she has had watching the friendship between Bryce and Jacob grow:
“Bryce is my brother, but in Best Buddies, I have seen a different side of him than normal. Bryce used to be quiet and shy, but now he has come out of his shell. Jake provides a challenge for him. Jake cannot talk very well due to a tumor that continues to grow and keeps him from being his true self. This does not hold Jake back. Jake likes to go to a local ice cream shop and get his favorite flavor with Bryce. He also loves to bowl and has come to Bryce's tournaments for Delta's bowling league. Bryce and Jake share a special bond that I have never seen before. Bryce is always teasing, and Jake is always laughing. Jake adds so much to Bryce's day. They do something together about two to three times a week such as movies, festivals, bowling, car rides, Chuck E. Cheese’s, and playing video games. They do it all. It has been great seeing both of them participate in our chapter activities and be excited to see each other. They are a great Buddy Pair!”
|Jacob and Bryce (with their parents) at the 2011 Friendship Walk. The boys received the Buddy Pair of the Year award presented by Best Buddies Indiana.|