Category Archives: A Children’s Village Story

Reflection by Laura Reed, Children’s Village Physical Therapist

Children’s Village has always been a celebration for this community … From the days when it was nothing more than a vision in the minds of a few amazing Dreamers… To the day that little John Jones, hard hat on … Continue reading

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You’re going to be OK

 

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Reflections on 20 years, by Dr. Diane Liebe, Medical Director of Children’s Village

I was involved in the planning process for CV, so have been involved for 20+ years!  What I recall about the planning process was the excitement of community partners in supporting the concept of the Village, and the visioning by … Continue reading

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Swimming Towards Milestones!

Big Fish Little Fish Swim Group: Debbie Sheppard, Children’s Village early intervention therapy services, has discovered an interactive way for children with different needs the opportunity to play, reach milestones, and plain have fun! Swimming! After attending a summertime pool … Continue reading

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A Week of Wonder, by Amy Berkheimer

Yakima Area Arboretum offered a Nature Camp to Children’s Village One 2 One recreation program, and it was so much fun! The first morning each person chose an animal or a plant found in nature, and that is their name … Continue reading

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A family’s story

  After 2 years of health and normal growth, our pediatrician heard something while listening to our daughter’s heartbeat.  While not alarmed, she did recommend that we run an EKG test just to be sure.  We took our daughter to … Continue reading

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Alaska Airlines Experience

Last summer, the Parent to Parent program at Children’s Village offered an opportunity for our daughter, Priscilla to go to the Yakima Airport. We hadn’t flown before and wondered what it would be like as our daughter is a wheelchair … Continue reading

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‘Homies with Extra Chromies’ BBQ… for families raising children with Down syndrome!

Feeling alone is a very common feeling shared by many parents that are raising children with special needs. Some don’t know how to reach out for support, or even that support is available.  The Parent to Parent program at Children’s … Continue reading

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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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