Mythiquer Pickett: Spreading Positivity
Mythiquer Pickett, founder of We See Abilities, is all about making dreams come true for special needs youth and adults.
In less than a year WSA, a non-profit organization based in The Woodlands, has provided joy to thousands of special needs children through sports and community activities. Special events include NFL players performing a foot washing service for disabled children and giving out more than a 1,000 pair of shoes from granting a young special needs boy’s wish to workout with Chicago Bears football player Joe Anderson.
Oftentimes those who are in the special needs population are not included in sport activities causing them to feel left out. Every WSA event Pickett is helping to embolden their lives. The 40-year old entrepreneur is always sporting black jeans and a black t-shirt displaying the WSA logo and the popular scripture, “I am Acts 20:35.”
“As a believer we know it is more blessed to give than to receive and that is what I am, a giver,” he said. “We are all about positivity, which is contagious. So that is what we do, we spread positivity.”
In March WSA hosted charity events for several teens in the Houston area. Pickett coordinated a virtual makeover for Macy Savoy, a young girl with autism who suffers from Cohn’s disease. Savoy was supposed to attend but unfortunately could not due to her illness, so WSA made sure she had her dream makeover via cell phone.
In addition to the makeover, the very same week Pickett escorted an 18-month in the 3rd annual Miss Amazing pageant in Sugarland. The beauty pageant is for young girls and women with disabilities. The list continues and no matter the person’s age or type of disability, WSA supports them.
“We see the person’s ability, not disability. They are not disabled but are able to do whatever they set their mind to do,” added Pickett.
Pickett did not always have the desire work with people with disabilities. The inspiration behind WSA began years ago when he visited an adult daycare facility. It was there he learned how to see others for who they were and not their disabilities.
After signing up to become a volunteer for the program at one of the daycare facilities, Pickett assumed he would be working with senior citizens. God had a different plan and it was through the program the Holy Spirit revealed to the young believer his calling.
“God’s plan is always better for your life than your own. My plan was to go and work with senior citizens but when I got there they were special needs adults who were my age and I was like wow,” he stated. “I remembered having to change a special needs adult diapers and I thought I was above doing so. I thought to myself I am not changing another man pants. But the Holy Spirit said to me I was one accident away from someone changing my diaper. I was not better than that person. It was a humbling experience.”
Crying out to God, Pickett apologized for having a selfish attitude and it was then he became an advocate for people with disabilities. It was that moment he realized they were a precious creation.
“They are here to make us better people,” he said.
Future plans for WSA include building a resort for people with special needs in order to give their families a break. It is a safe haven, shared Pickett, where they can reside temporarily, allowing their families some “me time.”
Another goal is to create a platform for individuals who interact with people with disabilities on a daily basis. Pickett explained how those who make up the special needs population are invisible to society. He is challenging others to invite a teenager with special needs, no matter how severe, to a birthday party.
“If we can touch a teen’s life today we are touching the future today with love, hope, joy and compassion. Then we can live in a future filled with love, hope, joy and compassion. It begins with touching a teen’s life today.”