She plays the drums with delightful rhythm.
She rode the Shotover River in New Zealand as a nine-year-old.
At the age of ten, she journeyed to Uluru in Central Australia.
She travelled to Hong Kong with her family and navigated them around the public transport system.
She’s been jungle surfing in the Daintree in Queensland.
She crawled through the underground war tunnels of Vietnam.
Josie is 16 years old and can do ANYTHING anyone asks of her.
But she wasn’t invited to her Year Ten dance.
The dance was planned in secret for months.
You see Josie Webster has Down syndrome.
And it seems that this dance was for everyone in Year Ten at Engadine High EXCEPT those kids with special needs.
Her mother, Julie Webster said enough is enough and made this video in response to her daughter’s lack of invite. The video is now going viral.
From the US to Ireland, it’s making online news sites and blogs.
The formal was last Thursday at Doltone House in southern Sydney, just 20 minutes from Josie’s school.
Every Year Ten pupil, except four special needs students including Josie, were invited. Teachers attended, parents too.
The students planned for months what dresses to wear, what suits to hire, they organized cars and after parties, and dates.
They posted the whole night on Facebook.
They made sure that Josie didn’t know about it. They organized the whole things in secret.
It wasn’t until her mum found at about from Facebook that Josie knew she has been misled and left out.
Another special needs student bought a dress in anticipation of a pre-Christmas party, only to find out on Facebook the formal had already taken place.
“She was devastated,” Julie Webster told news.com.au.