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Rodney's Story

6 years old

Cerebral palsy

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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 just turned 6 years old! His special party was full of fun, friends, and lots of yummy cupcakes. Rodney is silly, smiley, and sweet, and it was so fun to celebrate him turning another year older!

We loved celebrating Christmas at Maria’s Big House of Hope, and we had so much fun with the children! We went caroling through the kids’ rooms, and Rodney smiled widely and clapped along with the music. We adore Rodney’s big smile!

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.

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