The Home Stretch

May 8, 2017

We are in the home stretch for several big things!

First, being Walking for Dreams!  This is the annual fundraiser for the Jackson Center, where Elena does therapy.  During the school year, she goes for 3 hours of intensive therapy a week.  This summer she will be participating in their summer camp.  She’ll be receiving therapy and academic instruction, not to mention having SO MUCH FUN!

You can read more about Walking for Dreams HERE.

If you would like to donate, we have less than TWO WEEKS LEFT!  Here’s how to donate:

  • Donate online at walkingfordreams.org 
    • Fill out the form.  Select “Individual Walker,” then under “Walker” choose “Hinton, Elena.”
  • You may mail a check to the Jackson Center  – Walking for Dreams.
    • Please be sure to include Elena’s name in the memo line if you mail a check.  (802 Samuel Moore Pkwy., Mooresville, IN 46158)

Secondly, the school year is winding down.  I can’t decide if I’m excited about this or not!  Ha!  But, as I explained in my last post, we’ve been praying for Elena and her trial communication device.  Keep up the prayers as we only have a few weeks left in this trial.  Then, we will determine our next steps.

Thanks to all of you who have donated and prayed for us over the last several weeks.  We are so thankful for each and every one of you!!

Lastly, Elena is now front-tooth-less!  She just lost her second front tooth last week.  Our little girl is looking too much like a big girl these days.

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This is Elena. Our Light. You can see all the goodness and joy that shines from those deep blue eyes. She loves sneezes, yawns, industrial toilet flushes, automatic paper towel dispensers and The Star Spangled Banner. Music is her everything, specifically Moana, Frozen (really all Disney), Queen & Taylor Swift. Nothing makes her squeal quite like swimming, fast boat rides and her two brothers in trouble. In addition to her megawatt smile, Elena reminds us to cherish the smallest of victories, to live in the present, and to daily dwell in a posture of gratitude for every breath and every blessing.  

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I’m Emmalee, an ordinary gal born and raised in the Heartland. Wife to Chad, and Mom to Elena, Calvin & Turner, I spend most my days ridin’ dirty (literally so much trash) in my minivan carting kids to and fro. When I’m not being a Momager, I excel at self-care, cooking gourmet meals my kids won’t eat and deep-diving all the feelings. Most days, my attitude is gratitude, just taking life one step at a time.

Emmalee & Elena

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