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Special Kids of Murfreesboro Breaks Ground on $1.5 Million Expansion

The medical charity Special Kids has its special kids perform the ground breaking for a new $1.5 million facility in Murfreesboro Friday, November 15, 2013.
The medical charity Special Kids has its special kids perform the ground breaking for a new $1.5 million facility in Murfreesboro Friday, November 15, 2013.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- The Murfreesboro based medical charity Special Kids broke ground Friday on a new $1.5 million dollar facility on East Main.

The 15 year-old ministry provides therapy services, including occupational, physical and speech therapy. The organization also provides skilled nursing daycare for medically fragile children.

Special Kids accepts all patients regardless of their ability to pay and so draws children from throughout the mid-state.

The Christy Houston Foundation of Murfreesboro provided the bulk of the funds that will be used to build the new facility.

Kelli Beam of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce spoke at the groundbreaking. Beam noted that she has a special needs child served by Special Kids.

“We have so many people coming into our community, and just to know that this community has services just like this to take care of what some people call ‘the most special ones,’ is exciting. I’m so thankful to stand before you as someone in the community, but also as a mom.”

Construction is scheduled to begin on the new facility in December. Special Kids hopes to move into the new building next summer.