Meet Jayda!



Meet six-year-old Jayda. Her life had a difficult beginning. She suffers from failure to thrive and vomited several times a day. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and developmental delay. She is cognitively equivalent to a two-year-old child. Jayda is mostly nonverbal, but she communicates with sign language. Jayda is also working hard to use a gait trainer and sitting upright. Her family life was even challenging. Jayda’s birth mother was not able to care for a special needs child, even with help   from a loving grandmother. The family did the hardest thing. Put Jayda in a foster home.


Jayda is now living with a family who can care for her needs. She finds pleasure in simple ways. She enjoys worship music and dancing with her siblings. She listens intently when mom or dad reads The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Jayda uses her gait trainer to play soccer with her friends and family. In fact, she prefers outdoor activities. Most of all, Jayda has an awesome spirit. She smiles and blows kisses. She does anything to make a sad person happy. These improvements are because of her family, old and new. Jayda, despite her struggles, is a lucky girl.


Jayda needs a therapy tricycle to improve her leg strength and stamina. She will have fun riding the trike, too. 


Jayda received her therapy trike at a special Christmas event where Santa was there to share cookies and special gifts! This therapy trike will allow Jayda to work on her leg strength, core and balance! All this while she enjoys social interaction with her peers: riding a bike around the neighborhood!