A Mother's Perspective

By Liz Persinger, mother of Special Kids child, James

A Mother's Perspective
Monday through Thursday our sweet James is at Special Kids learning new and exciting things.  James participates in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Feeding Therapy.  He is a busy boy!  In addition to what he learns in his therapy sessions, he also learns a great deal alongside his peers in his classroom.  James is a hard-working little boy who continues to make strides that exceed our expectations. 

JP’s Brigade
Last year we decided for the first time to have a team for the Special Kids race.  My family, friends, and I were all very excited about coming together to participate and run for the kids.  In addition to my excitement, once we were there and I saw all of our team wearing matching bandanas in James’ honor, I was overwhelmed with many different emotions.  This is truly one of the most rewarding events I have ever been a part of. 

From a mother’s perspective: What it means to me to see friends running for my child:

  1. Joy!  It makes my heart full of joy and pride!  To see so many people come together to honor all of the hard work that James puts in during his time at Special Kids means the world to me. 
  2. Incredible!  Knowing that there are so many people who gathered to celebrate my son is an incredible feeling!  James’ achievements are impressive and each new milestone reached is a huge blessing. 
  3. Exciting!  It was especially exciting for our team to be able to watch James walk across this finish line.  As walking was something that was never a guarantee for James, this moment was one that I will never forget.
  4. Honored!  I am honored to have family and friends who take time out of their busy lives to come together for James.  Collectively, we are all honored to be a part of the Special Kids family.

We are looking forward to our second race with our team, JP’s Brigade!