Best Buddies of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's creates one-to-one friendships between college students and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
They're just one of the many groups participating in Notre Dame Day this year. Wednesday, Lindsay Stone was joined by Emma Lewis to talk more about the organization.
"I love being apart of an organization that really helps people get involved with people with and without disabilities," said Lewis. She says her experience with Best Buddies has changed her life. "I have been working with people with disabilities since I was 15 and I became a speech pathologist because of it."
Lewis has been buddies with a girl names Taylor for over three years. Lewis says in addition to talking and laughing together, she's been able to watch Taylor go from being quiet and shy to the life of the party.
You can donate to Best Buddies and many other organizations during Notre Dame Day 2019, which begins this Sunday night, by clicking here.