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Florist And Photographer Team To Use Special Needs Kids As Models

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Steve English poses in his shop with the summer edition of Chicago Special Parent magazine, which features a cover story on his Changing the Face of Beauty program.
Steve English poses in his shop with the summer edition of Chicago Special Parent magazine, which features a cover story on his Changing the Face of Beauty program.

In April, Beverly florist Steve English and Palos Park photographer Katie Driscoll tag-teamed for a project to use special needs children in ad campaigns.

A few months later, word of mouth spread so quickly that one of Driscoll’s photos made the cover of the summer edition of Chicago Special Parent magazine and one of Driscoll’s blog entries was featured on Maria Shriver’s website.

The project, called Changing the Face of Beauty, is gaining steam and English is helping to coordinate and connect parents and children with local businesses.

Read the whole story at Beverly-Mt. Greenwood, IL Patch