Rainbow’s Foster Grandparent Grandma Xuan is more than meets the eye. In her 65 years, she has seen, done, and been through a lot.
Giving time with a helper's heart.
Grandpa Dao is tall is stature, and kind in demeanor. If you get a chance to walk down the north hallway of Rainbows' Kids' Point, where classrooms 5-8 are, you will see him in classroom 5. Grandpa Dao has dedicated his assistance as a Foster Grandparent at Rainbows for 13 years.
Jenna Heimerman started volunteering with Rainbows in the spring, as part of her Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) class requirements at Maize High School.
As a Wichita native and also a licensed physical therapist, Kendall Drake has always known about Rainbows United and the services offered. Kendall worked professionally as a pediatric physical therapist at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City until her son, Jackson, was born.
Ashley Schrader, a sophomore studying Pre-Physical Therapy and Exercise Science at Wichita State University, discovered Rainbows after one of Rainbows’ Physical therapists spoke to her Pre-Physical Therapy organization. After hearing what Rainbows does and that there were volunteer positions ava
Celeste Smith is a dedicated wife and mother. She lives in Park City, Kansas with her husband of 24 years. Their only child, a daughter named Alexandra, was a Rainbows’ child nearly 17 years ago.
On Saturday mornings at Kids’ Cove, just before the start of activities at nine, Denis and Sandy Brown can be seen volunteering their time to Rainbows as therapy dog volunteers with their beautiful golden retriever, Honey.
Heidi Johnson-Laws and her therapy dog Caleb, a 7 year old yellow lab, have been volunteering at Rainbows Kid’s Cove for two and a half years. They became involved with Rainbows in November 2011 after receiving an e-mail from Therapy Dogs International that listed Rainbows as a local volunteer o