The Heart of Midnight Farm: Touchdowns, Art, and Unbreakable Bonds

The Heart of Midnight Farm: Touchdowns, Art, and Unbreakable Bonds

The wide receiver clearly had a plan. He made eye contact with the quarterback and sprung into action. With a quick stutter step, he juked his defender and taking advantage of the broken coverage sprinted towards the end zone. The quarterback threw a perfect deep spiral that sailed confidently through the air before landing safely right into the young receiver’s… read more

The Lucky Apartment

The Lucky Apartment

“Hey Ivo, are you coming? The game is about to start. We need you at the “lucky” apartment.” Austin’s default expression is a friendly smile but, in this case, even over the phone I can easily sense a very different emotion. He sounds worried and there is a reason for that.  He has been my good friend and neighbor for… read more

The Surprising Power of Human Connection for Adults with Disabilities: Matt’s Heartwarming Story

two friends howl like wolves at midnight farm

Like many adults with I/DD, Matt thrives on human connection. Matt’s friendship with Kourie is proof that genuine, personal, and consistent human connection is a fuel that makes us better people. A heartwarming reminder of why personal connection allows so many adults with disabilities to thrive. Matt and Kourie’s Friendship During a recent trip to Midnight Farm, I found Matt… read more

Disability Doesn’t Define You: Cheyenne’s Incredible Story of Kindness and Strength

woman hugs a cat and smiles

Defined By Kindness Despite being born with cerebral palsy, Cheyenne tirelessly navigates Midnight Farm with grace and dexterity, readily offering high-fives and introducing each animal by name. She proudly presents Bandit the donkey; Kallie the adorable pony; Pixie the mischievous goat; Batman the protective rooster; and Petunia the lazy, yet amiable pig. The animals on the farm flock toward Cheyenne,… read more

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