My son is 12-year-old Kolton Wyatt Wiening. Kolton is a bright, big-hearted, and kind young man. He is full of life and love and always has a smile on his face!
Kolton is also diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis (NF). Kolton’s NF diagnosis affects daily life because it causes him to deal with fine motor impairment on his right side. This means it takes Kolton longer than normal to achieve many daily activities, and he tires easier and faster than others his age.
As a young child, Kolton received in-home Infant/Toddler Services through Rainbows, and at this time he continues to benefit from Rainbows’ Targeted Case Management services.
Rainbows has made a great impact on our lives. Aspen, our 16-year-old daughter, also received Rainbows services as a toddler. Over the years, Rainbows has provided tools to help us teach both Kolton and Aspen and been an overall support for our questions and concerns. Now, through Kolton’s current services, Rainbows continues to have a remarkable influence on our family. Rainbows’ entire staff, the teachers, and Targeted Case Management have all been a huge resource.
Kolton’s case manager is Vanessa Noble. She is such a wonderful lady to work with, and we couldn’t be any happier. Targeted Case Management has helped us gain confidence in many areas of life through constant support and guidance. Because of Rainbows, Kolton has gained confidence in himself and has become more independent. Academically, Kolton is continuing to progress greatly, especially in the last year. Kolton has also recently joined Special Olympics which he enjoys immensely.
Rainbows is an overall amazing organization that takes great pride in the children and families they serve. Rainbows’ staff have always been hardworking, kind-hearted, and eager to help in any way possible. We appreciate all their time, effort and direction over the last 13 years!
-Angel Lyman, a Rainbows’ mother
A portion of the proceeds from this year’s Blarney Breakfast will go to fund an iPad for Kolton. This iPad, paired with a keyboard, will give Kolton the gift of expression and communication through typing, as his diagnosis causes handwriting to be difficult.