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Ivy's Story

9 years old

Cerebral Palsy

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Meet Ivy

Ivy is a darling girl with the most infectious smile. We love her very much!


Recent Updates

Ivy enjoys her time in preschool where they sing songs, read books, and make crafts. Her favorite part is music time when she gets to hold the maracas or xylophone stick. The louder the music, the more Ivy laughs! We are grateful Ivy is able to benefit from the joys and experiences of preschool at Maria’s.

Ivy loves spending time in the physical therapy gym. Her favorite activity is bouncing on the trampoline. Her physical therapist holds her or lays her down on the trampoline and they bounce together, and her laughter fills the room. Ivy works hard in physical therapy, and has fun doing it!

Ivy enjoys pool days so much. She smiles and giggles when the water splashes her face or arms. Whenever there is a water gun fight going on near her, she lights up and will burst into laughter if she gets sprayed. Summer days are a lot of fun with Ivy!

Ivy’s enthusiasm is so much fun to experience. She loves anything big and loud, and has no fear when it comes to spinning, jumping, or dancing. The new addition of a sensory swing in her room is just the thing she’s been waiting for. Her nanny tells us that she smiles big when they tell her it’s time to swing, and she doesn’t stop until her turn is up.

We’re celebrating Easter at Maria’s Big House of Hope, and Ivy is loving it. Our Easter party included face painting and an Easter egg hunt. Hidden inside the eggs were stickers. Ivy’s joy shined through her bright smile. Thank you for helping make celebrations like this possible for Ivy and so many others.

Ivy carries deep joy inside her. We have had the pleasure of introducing Ivy to preschool, and she couldn’t be happier about joining in. She loves the music, stories, and sweet cuddles from her teacher.

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