Thursday, September 22, 2011

Friendship Circle

Every Wednesday I get an opportunity to spend time with an amazing 3-year-old, Jo Jo. She has gorgeous blond hair that is almost always pulled back in little french braids. She loves Elmo and all his friends. One of her other favorite activities is assaulting her 2-year-old brother, Teddy, with some sort of book.

Always full of life Jo Jo has a ballad of songs she is always ready to share ranging from Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to the ABCs. Her most recent accomplishment is potty training which she is still working on.

Sounds like any other 3-year-old right? Well almost, Jo Jo is extra special, because she has an extra 21st chromosome, otherwise known as Down Syndrome.

I am lucky enough to get to know her, and many other teens get to have a similar opportunity as me because of an organization called Friendship Circle. FC runs many programs ranging from Hebrew School for children with special needs to a winter camp for them. All these programs are free of charge, and to help support the programs they host a walk once a year.

It is a chance to help change the lives many kids if you could just donate a few dollars to this fantastic organization by clicking here.

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