The Adventures of "Super Baby"
Each week when 2-year-old Gracie Collins arrives at Children’s Village for physical therapy she excitedly swaps her walker (called a Pacer) for an imaginary super-hero cape where for one hour she becomes, "Super Baby".
For The Love of Dance - Amelia Kloepfer
Watching six-year-old Amelia Kloepfer proudly twirl and prance on stage during her first ballet recital was a momentous experience for the entire family. Dressed in a sweet pink tutu and hair pulled back into a tight bun, Amelia's smile radiated throughout the entire auditorium.
Amy Berkheimer and her son Eli
When Amy Berkheimer's son Eli was born with cerebral palsy, the family had no idea the journey they would embark on. While still in the NICU, a Parent to Parent volunteer from Children's Village came up to visit with Amy and her husband. She gave the family a flyer for Valley Parents, a support group for families with children who have special needs.
Michael Swindell & Jack
Michael Swindell stands at the edge of the pool, cheering on 6-year-old son Jack as he swims to the finish line in his first swim meet. The proud dad offers a warm towel and a high-five as Jack shimmies up the ladder and out of the pool.
These small moments, insignificant on the surface, are the puzzle pieces to a much bigger, more complex picture. Jack has Autism and social settings and new experiences can be challenging.