Paula AlohanMyria Reed Foundation for Children with Special Needs Partnerships and Service Providers
Remembering the Students at LeMoyne School
Chicago, rainbow, music, flowers, butterflies and love, these are the words that describe the children Kathryn Forestal and I worked with this summer in music, art and theatre at LeMoyne school. What a blessing it was to be a part of their lives and witness such a learning and enriching experience.
I have never visualized the true meaning of the Myria Reed Foundation until now. Working with these autistic children was a challenging but wonderful experience: Mary with her love for life and people; Leticia with her expressions of joy in dancing, jumping and laughing; Cody with his love for music and beautiful singing voice; Willie with the talented skills for drawing and visualizing the world as it should be; Ian with his hesitation and withdrawal but still will try everything; Omar remembering the rainbow that helped him to know that he is lovable and capable; and Karen wonderment and feeling of insecurity but yet understanding the need to be a part of something.
I will share and take this experience with me for a very long time. These students at LeMoyne captured my heart and soul, and I am thankful that I was able to enter their lives for a very brief moment. Five words describe it all: Chicago, rainbow, music, flowers, butterflies and love, what a beautiful picture.
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