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Rodney's Story

5 years old

Cerebral palsy

Follow Updates

Meet Rodney

We love Rodney’s smile. He’s very ticklish, and has the sweetest deep-throated giggle. We love him very much!


Recent Updates

Rodney looked too cute dressed as a pumpkin at our Fall Festival. He played as we celebrated the season with booths set up with stickers, balloon animals, a craft, face painting, and Rodney’s favorite—a cookie decorating station! He enjoyed snacking on the orange pumpkin cookies, and we loved celebrating with him!

We’re thankful for the physical therapy team at Maria’s Big House of Hope who are helping Rodney grow stronger. Rodney is enjoying working on sitting up, and his PT says he usually wears a big smile when they work together!

Rodney’s new favorite game is peek-a-boo. He gets excited whenever you drape a blanket over his face and ask, “Where’s Rodney?” His face lights up as soon as the blanket’s gone—exposing his big smile!

You’re sure to get a big smile out of Rodney if he’s being tickled! He’s doing well at Maria’s Big House of Hope, and lately he’s been enjoying time in the sunshine on afternoon walks.

There’s a playroom at Maria’s Big House of Hope that the children love exploring. Rodney enjoys playing in the colorful ball pit, and we have fun watching his excitement!

We’re readying for the holiday season here at Maria’s Big House of Hope, and we recently made Christmas ornaments with each child. We used Rodney’s thumbprint to make a sweet ornament to hang on our Christmas tree.

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