— Lynda Cohen (@LyndaCohen) October 24, 2018
Mikey Pittman got his celebration — and even a day named after him.
The 26-year-old Special Olympian was supposed to be honored at a dinner with other athletes earlier this month, but his name got overlooked.
His mother — well known in her community as a staunch supporter of all special needs children — was moved to rectify the situation.
Angela Brooks Pittman first took to Facebook, letting her friends know about the oversight, and that she was determined to have a special celebration to mark her son’s accomplishments.
Hurtful oversight leads to celebration for Mays Landing man – BreakingAC
Angela Brooks Pittman has always fought for her son. Mikey Pittman has cerebral palsy, is developmentally delayed and is legally blind. His prognosis 26 years ago wasnât good. His mother was even told to say goodbye to him at 2 months old when his stomach ruptured. “He’s not supposed to be here,” the Atlantic City … Read more
As a child, doctors didn’t predict he would live, but his mother proudly talks of how he’s flourished.
On Wednesday, Atlantic City Council honored him with a plaque and his own day, noting his mother’s three decades as a city worker. They declared Oct. 24 “Mikey Pittman Day.”
Then on Saturday, there was a celebration at Bally’s Atlantic City, complete with limo ride and a red carpet.
“Mikey got his celebration he deserved and is extremely happy and has been blessed with numerous awards,” his mother told BreakingAC. “It was an amazing day.”