NEW YORK (PIX11) – Young adults and children living with brain injuries took over the runway in a first annual fashion show put on by a nonprofit based in New York City.
During New York Fashion Week, there’s a special show called the “I Can Do Anything Fashion Show.” Its purpose is to raise awareness and funds for families, while uplifting and giving young people a chance to shine.
Twenty-seven students took part in a special fashion show fundraiser at Gotham Hall in Manhattan. Each student wore a specially designed outfit they created. Most importantly, organizers say it gave students an emotional boost and encouragement to be their best selves.
The participants were all students from a non-profit organization called the International Institute for the Brain (iBRAIN). They have two schools on the Upper East Side and in Sunset Park. Fifty-nine New York City students living with brain injuries get rehabilitation and educational services at these schools.