You may remember this post from last year…..we were able to raise over $2000!!
We are thrilled to be participating again this year in Walking for Dreams to benefit The Jackson Center for Conductive Education, a place where Elena has continued to thrive. As many of you know, Elena has been part of this rigorous therapy program for nearly two years. The Jackson Center has become so much more to us than just a place for Elena to achieve. From the very beginning, we have been amazed at the progress Elena has made and managed to find a community of families to be part of. They understand our struggles, our joys, our hopes and our dreams for our children.
The Jackson Center has given us the confidence to believe that Elena is more than a child with special needs. We believe she is capable of far more than even we, her parents, give her credit for. One example is potty training. From Elena’s very first day, they began potty training her, something we had never even given thought to. Now, two years later, Elena has started going on the potty, giving us the hope that she can achieve this area of independence for herself. The Jackson Center introduced us to the wonderful doctor who operated on Elena’s hip. Without this doctor, we would have been forced to proceed with an unthinkable operation that would have severely limited Elena’s future mobility. It is because of the hope the Jackson Center has given our family, and many others, that our family is asking your help to raise money through Walking for Dreams.
Walking for Dreams is an annual family walk that benefits both the Jackson Center and Elena directly. Every cent of your donation will be put towards Elena’s therapy regimen and help her continue to make great strides. If you would like to support the Jackson Center and Elena, you may donate to our team via the following:
• Donate online at www.walkingfordreams.org. Click on “Donate,” Select “Individual Walker,” then 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) Your gift, no matter what the amount, will help us achieve our goal. More than that, it will give Elena and all of her friends at the Jackson Center a greater chance at independence. Most importantly, we are so thankful for your continued love, support and prayers. It is because of those things that we are able to get through every day!
Love, Chad, Emmalee Elena & Calvin Hinton