Category Archives: A Children’s Village Story

Everything in his own time

Born in 2014, Alex Ponce was born with Down syndrome and complete AVSD, a congenital heart defect and struggled with pneumonia until he was 7 months old. At 9 ½ months old he had open heart surgery to repair a … Continue reading

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Children’s Village has made an impact in her life…

“I walked into the doors of Children’s Village nearly 15 years ago and knew I wanted to be a part of this amazing place.  I wanted to help families get connected by “crossing the bridge” to resources to benefit the … Continue reading

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Thankful for Children’s Village

“Being involved at Children’s Village has been a privilege to me.  I love the children, and I have the utmost respect and admiration for all the parents I meet who advocate and care for their children so beautifully.  I also … Continue reading

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Way to go, Manny!

Manny recently enjoyed celebrating his birthday and actually ate some of his birthday cake!  This was a big accomplishment for Manny and cause for celebration for him and his family. Thanks to the occupational therapy services he has received at … Continue reading

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Jared’s Incredible Water Balloon Launcher!

Jared is learning to greet strangers, shake hands, look people in the eyes, and his therapist, Susanna, at Children’s Village is very proud of his progress. Jared lives in a world of the Autism Spectrum which makes daily interactions with … Continue reading

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Meet Max: Learning and Growing at the Village

At first, local mother Brooke Hamilton-Neufeld assumed her son Max was just a late crawler. Max was still not crawling by one year, so Brooke became concerned as most children her son’s age would at least start walking and moving … Continue reading

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View from my shoes

By Ciara Hansen, Children’s Village intern My name is Ciara Hansen, and I am a recent graduate of Naches Valley High School. In the past four years, I have been a reporter for Unleashed, a high school journalism program. Unleashed … Continue reading

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Favorite memories from Children’s Village

I can’t really pick just one . . . “I can’t really pick just one of my favorite memories from Children’s Village.  We’ve been going there since Jacob was diagnosed at the age of 2.  We always loved the Christmas … Continue reading

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Our journey

By Kelli Blakney “We began our journey at Children’s Village when our daughter Katie was about three years old. We had her tested, as she was not developing like her older brother and we were concerned about her development. Through … Continue reading

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A grateful parent – Why I love Children’s Village

“I have been bringing my son Pablo to Children’s Village for about two years. In two years, Pablo has improved his speech greatly due to the therapists that treat him with kindness and respect. Going in the heated pool and … Continue reading

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