“It’s really hard to explain the feeling,” said Mark as he watched the 17-year-old pace a playground with a metal detector in his hand. “Getting somebody else involved in the hobby, it just brings a smile to your face. This is awesome.”
Dylan Ciesla has autism. He stumbled across Pettit’s Facebook photos of items he’d dug up using his metal detector. The pictures sparked an interest in Dylan.
“Every time we’d go to the beach we’d go on morning walks and he’d always follow the people with the metal detectors around,” said Dylan's mom, Lynn.
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