The Little Things
Jenna is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, developmental delays, and epilepsy. Beginning in her first year the family struggled with communication, Jenna's speech was delayed so they'd begun to teach her simple signs like more, milk, and eat. Her mom, Jill recalls, "one evening I was putting her to bed and she looked at me and with a lot of concentration, formed her fingers into the sign for "I Love You.' It's a moment I will never forget."
More unforgettable moments were to come when Jenna attended child care and pre-kindergarten at Kids' Point. During this time, she used a walker. Everyday her teacher would encourage and guide Jenna to walk out to the Playground and would take as much time as Jenna needed to got it done. At Pre-Kindergarten graduation, Jenna was able to lead her class out to the stage. Another proud moment.
Jenna is now in 2nd grade but looks forward to spending each summer at Camp Woodchuck with the encouraging staff. They found fun ways for Jenna to continue to make progress and build on the skills she's learned at school. Jenna is a happy, Determined, and social little girl. She loves her family, looks up to her big sister, Sierra, and adores her Papa.
"As a family with two working parents, I don't know what we'd do without Rainbows," says her dad, Chris.
With your donation, Rainbows can continue to help more than 3,500 local children like Jenna learn to walk, talk and succeed - revealing each child as an original work of art like no other.
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