My niece Candice was born with hearing loss, but seriously, unless you saw her hearing aids, you’d never know she had a hearing problem, thanks to Happy Hands.
Happy Hands is this super cool preschool and kindergarten for kids with hearing loss or communication disorders. The kids learn to sign, along with all the other things preschoolers have to learn.
Candice has been going to Happy Hands for a few years now, and I am just amazed at the progress that kiddo has made. Her speech is right on par for a 4-year old and her hands are so expressive when she signs. She blows my mind. Well, all my nieces and nephews blow my mind for that matter. Seriously, how did I get the privilege of being Aunt Nita to such great kiddos?
But back to Happy Hands…I am so grateful for everyone who makes that school function, from office staff to teachers and everyone in between. Every year the school does a fun run as a fundraiser. You may remember that I attended last year as well. I can see myself attending this fun run for a lot of years to come.
The run itself is set up in the parking lot of the school. Cones divide the space and arrows chalked on the pavement point the direction to run. I love this starting line!And there are all kinds of fun characters that attend. Candice was totally enamored with Jimmy’s Egg, or the big marshmallow as one cutie pie called him!The police and fire department also came. I love this look on Candice’s face as she waits with anticipation to see the fire truck.
Isn’t she just the cutest thing ever?! She is definitely my favorite 4-year old runner! Here’s to lots of years of “running super fast!”
I love when the things I’m passionate about collide, and this Happy Hands fun run fundraiser does just that. It takes running and turns it into an avenue to support on organization that is helping my sweet niece find her way in a big world. If you’re looking for a worthwhile organization to support, check out Happy Hands.
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