Meet IsabellaIn 2007 CTCF's grant enable Isabella to receive special surgeries and today she is an honor student attending high school.
Shaneece is going to the Prom.Shaneece is a child we helped at age 3 and is now a teen. She was invited to the East Hartford school prom and said YES! We gave her a gift of a Tiara to wear.
NoraNora, 8 years old, attended Camp Helping Hands, an intensive 3-week day camp designed to improve strength and movement for children with Hemiplegia Cerebral Palsy, with an emphasis on strengthening the weaker side as a result of CTCF generous supporters.
Nora tells her therapist things like, "I need you to teach my body how to go down the stairs carrying my doll all by myself", or "I want to learn to move around school easier so that I can spend more time with my friends.." Clearly this is a very motivated, social kiddo who gets all that she can from her therapies and has learned a lot at her young age about self-advocacy.
Mom volunteers to run a monthly support group for parents in her community as her way of 'paying it forward'.
Deavian at CampDeavian on her first day of camp thanks to the volunteers and donors supporting Cherish the Children Foundation.
Thiri's painting "Desert Flower"Thiri attends Northwest Catholic and graduated from Grace Academy as part of our Educational Support Program. Thiri presented us with her painting 'Desert Flower'. She explained how she is like the flower. "The flower was ugly and basically dead until it received rain which helped it to grow and flourish." She is extremely grateful to CTCF for being the "rain" to help her thrive with an education. Also, we noted the deep roots, symbolic of her being very grounded as she blossoms into the stellar young woman that she is.
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