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Ella’s Hope Story: Fostering Achievements

Ella’s Hope Story

Grandma Ella has worked with several children in her 7 years with our Foster Grandparent Program, CCNEK. A few years ago, Grandma wanted us to hear about the achievements of a couple of her students.

She told us about two, five year-old students, suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, who she had worked with throughout the year. When student #1 arrived in class she was unable to read, hold a pencil, write or speak in complete sentences. At the end of the school year her penmanship was well-defined, she spoke loud and clear and was even a little feisty.

Student #2 didn’t understand the concept of holding a pencil, nor was he able to read or speak clearly. By the end of kindergarten he was holding his pencil  correctly and writing clear enough to understand.

Grandma loves being a part of a program that is such an asset to the community. Grandma Ella received the Ambassador Award last school year!

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