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8 years old
Hope’s bright smile lights up every room she’s in. She is eight years old and full of spunk! Hope loves to be sung to and tickled, and we love the gift of caring for her.More
June 9, 2017
We’re thankful for a great physical therapy team here at Maria’s, and Hope has been enjoying working on standing with the help of some new equipment. We are grateful to be able to provide her with these opportunities to grow stronger.
February 10, 2017
We wish you could hear the laugh that almost always accompanies Hope’s radiant smile. We love Hope very much, and we pray expectantly for what her future holds.
November 21, 2016
Hope is beautiful, and we love her very much. Her joyful spirit runs deep.
It’s been a fun fall for Hope. We celebrated the season with a festival where the children dressed up in costumes, listened to fun music, made a cute pumpkin craft, and got to collect treats from different caregivers around the room. The kids loved it, and Hope dressed up as a beautiful princess complete with a sparkly tiara, fancy pink and purple dress, and even her very own castle that wrapped around her wheelchair! Hope was radiant as always, and she had a great time during all the festivities.
October 11, 2016
Hope is enjoying days full of preschool activities, walks outside in the fall weather, and time with her friends in the playroom. We are very proud of Hope. She is resilient, full of joy, and loves her friends well. One of her favorite parts of the day is preschool. Her face brightens when she enters the classroom. She enjoys learning, doing crafts, reading books, and playing music alongside her friends.
During her physical therapy sessions, she enjoys being active as we work to loosen her muscles and help her become more mobile.
August 5, 2016
Hope is having a good summer at Maria’s Big House of Hope! She continues to be her sweet, smiley self, and she has really enjoyed making friends with members of the sponsor and student teams who have visited!
We are also excited to have welcomed a new physical therapist to Maria’s earlier this summer. This is exciting for Hope because she greatly benefits from her regular therapy sessions. Hope was recently refitted for her wheelchair and is already benefitting from this adjustment!
June 1, 2016
It’s been a great spring for Hope. She’s as smiley as usual! Her preschool class recently learned the letter “E” and painted the letter to look like an elephant, which Hope really enjoyed. For another class project, the children made footprints with paint, and Hope absolutely loved her feet being painted! She was very vocal and excited about it.
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