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East Baltimore man runs gym for children with disabilities

Posted at 12:14 AM, Aug 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-09 00:20:10-04

SEVERNA PARK, Md. (WMAR) — For Devon Brown, his life is climbing. His world is now spinning in control.

"My grandparents raised me I grew up in East Baltimore around a lot of crime.”

Now he spends his day watching a child make it from one side of the room to the other. Devon owns a gym.. he has made it.

"My wife and I look at it as not just a business but a ministry.”

He believes he's here in Severna Park for a reason. To run a gym for those on and off the autism spectrum.

“Lots of times parents on the spectrum can't find a place like this because they have to apologize for their children."

The slogan, finally a place where you never have to say I'm sorry.

And who doesn't want to go to a gym where you can eat pizza and ride a stationary bike at the same time

All the equipment has been carefully thought of for those with special needs because Devon's wife is a brilliant mental health therapist. There's even a quiet room when things on the mat get a little crazy.

Tonight you can scream down Ritchie Highway all the way to East Caroline Street where Devon grew up. From Baraka to We Rock.

"I want my kids to end up to continue the work that my wife and I is doing, getting into business that are making differences in the community."