Playground for Students with Special Needs to Become a Reality

Teacher Gets Special Surprise

- An Atlanta teacher received a very special surprise! Emily Max, who teaches kindergarten at Fred Armon Toomer Elementary, found out her proposal for an inclusive playground will become a reality. 

It's part of a contest by Farmer's Insurance.

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FOX 5 viewers helped Mrs. Max win by voting online each day. She found out her idea to help special needs kids was picked by the company during an assembly in the cafeteria Tuesday, and was celebrated with cheers from the students gathered. Crews will break ground on the new $100,000 playground soon. 

"I'm shocked and thrilled and amazed. I just kept thinking, 'There's no way I could've won!' But I did and I'm so, so excited," Max said. 


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