Lando’s Hotel and Lounge in Corning lit up for Brock Yarne’s 21st birthday bash Thursday night.
“I just legit rode in a limo and I was blown away about the surprise I got!” Brock said.
But it was not just any birthday party.
Brock, born with cerebral palsy, asked for all proceeds made at the event to benefit the Cerebral Palsey Foundation.
The ripple effect of Brock’s determination reflected through members of the community.
“That’s just inspiring to me because that makes me want to push harder and do more with my life,” Jordan Turner, a guest at Brock’s party who also suffers from cerebral palsy, said.
One local DJ who spearheaded the event said people have a lot to learn from Brock.
“Don’t judge a book by its cover, get out there and do stuff in your community, do selfless acts, be kind to one another,” DJ DopeOne said.
Even the people closest to him are more proud than ever of the person Brock is blooming into.
“To see him turn into who he has turned into is just — I’m very proud of him for wanting to be social and go out and have a life and get a job,” Tammy Mayer, Brock’s mother, said.
Brock will personally deliver a check of all proceeds made at his party to the CPF in New York City later this month.
He’s taking a stand for those who might not have the ability to do so, a quality we can all strive to achieve.
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