Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CJ’s Siouxperific Pal

I have been involved at GiGi’s Playhouse for several years now and have even co-chaired the walk before. However, this year when my friend, Miranda, adopted a son with Down syndrome the Playhouse took on a new perspective. I could not be more excited to be able to participate in this year’s walk as a member of team “Super CJ.”
           CJ 2014CJ could be described as “super” for a number of reasons. First, CJ is super tough. CJ at only 7 months old had undergone 3 successful surgeries and taken each   one in stride. He has a smile that lights up a room. One of my favorite things is being with him in public and watching people’s faces at they can’t help but smile because his super smile is contagious. CJ is also a super friend, he knows when you are talking to him and begs to be talked to more. CJ is super aware and loves listening to stories, he looks intently at the pictures and even helps you turn the pages. CJ is also super friendly, he loves being around people and getting to cuddle.
           I am excited for CJ to be able to grow up with GiGi’s Playhouse as a part of his life. He loves getting to meet and play with the other babies as well as being held by the older kids. His mom loves being able to connect with other moms and swap notes on different things at the playhouse. Few places connect people and build friendships the way that GiGi’s does, and even fewer places spread love the way that GiGi’s does. One of my jobs at the playhouse is at volunteer coordinator and I watch people fall in love with GiGi’s and the unique group that makes up our GiGi’s family all of the time.
        I encourage you to help support the playhouse and help spread love with us in October.
                                                                                 Thank you,
                                                                                 Hana Krommenhoek

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