Special Needs Cowboy Attends Rodeo

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Special needs cowboys and cowgirls were in Fort Smith Thursday (May 29).

That's because the Old Fort Days Rodeo is in full swing.

A three-year-old cowboy, Colton Workman, is not letting a major physical limitation stop him.

He was born with only one full arm due to a blood clot at birth.

“Colton got to spend time with other children with special needs we really enjoyed it,” said Colton’s mother, Brittany Workman.

He looks up to his father Lewis the most. Colton’s father was involved in a tragic accident just a year ago in Farmington.

“He was on his way to work he got hit by a semi,” said Brittany Workman.

Colton’s father was killed but the family said he is looking down on his son.

“I know his dad’s smiling down from heaven,” said Brittany Workman. “He`d be very proud of him.”

Lasso by lasso, Colton said he hopes to soon be just like his father, an All-American cowboy.

"When I get big,” said Colton Workman.

The rodeo will end its week-long festivities on Saturday (May 31).

1 Comment

  • soonerfan

    This is a Great Story. These kids deserve a night like this. And my Hat is off for all that help do this.

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