Local program Supervisor asked to lead the Washington State Parent to Parent Network….

Rooted in Parent to Parent My introduction to Parent to Parent started over 25 years ago, when I had the privilege of bringing a unique sibling support program to Yakima.  Sibshops was created to support siblings of brothers and sisters with special needs- in a fun, engaging way.  I was a parent raising a young Read more about Local program Supervisor asked to lead the Washington State Parent to Parent Network….[…]

Yakima – Orthotic help for special needs children…

Because of your generosity, children with special equipment needs in our community are receiving the help they need. Through the Pediatric Therapy Services Program at Children’s Village, the physical therapist team has processed over 200 ankle foot orthotic orders to help 155 individual children! To put that into perspective, last year in 2017, we only Read more about Yakima – Orthotic help for special needs children…[…]

4th Annual Children's VillageBuddy Walk®

The Buddy Walk is an easy walk around the Children’s Village campus to celebrate people with Down syndrome! This year, we’ll offer two walking paths: a short, easy walk and a longer endurance walk (which is less than 1/2 mile). Children and individuals with special needs will receive Buddy Walk medals upon completion of the Read more about 4th Annual Children's VillageBuddy Walk®[…]

Miracle Child 2018

Ryan Jr was the miracle child for the 2018 Mr. East Valley Pageant, helping to bring disability awareness and understanding to others.  Jr is 5 and was diagnosed on the autism spectrum with Asperger’s syndrome.  Autism is a developmental disorder that affects an individual’s social skills, behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. He attends East Valley Read more about Miracle Child 2018[…]

Stewart Subaru donates 80 blankets…

That warm feeling North Star Lodge is known for got a little warmer and cozier recently when Stewart Subaru, partnering with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, donated 80 blankets for cancer patients at North Star Lodge. The gift included notes of encouragement from Stewart Subaru customers, written when the promotion was displayed at the dealership. Read more about Stewart Subaru donates 80 blankets…[…]

Manny was born at only 26 weeks, weighing in at a tiny 2 lbs. 5 oz.

Manny enjoyed his birthday and actually ate some of his birthday cake! This was a big accomplishment for Manny and cause for celebration for him and his family. Thanks to the occupational therapy services he has received at Children’s Village, Manny has experienced success this past year. Manny was born at only 26 weeks, weighing Read more about Manny was born at only 26 weeks, weighing in at a tiny 2 lbs. 5 oz.[…]

Lifestyle changes that make an impact

During 2017, scores of Yakima physicians referred patients to Virginia Mason Memorial’s Diabetes Prevention program, and 398 of you enrolled.  Generous gifts to The Memorial Foundation and grant funding help support this life-changing program. Developed by the Centers for Disease Control, the goal is for those at risk to learn a lifestyle of healthier choices Read more about Lifestyle changes that make an impact[…]

Grieving?  Where to turn

Your gifts to The Memorial Foundation provide funding for bereavement support to assist people after the loss of a loved one.  During this difficult time, coping with day-to-day life can sometimes be a struggle – Compass Care is there to help. “The Memorial Hospice team brought such compassion, care and comfort, not just for the Read more about Grieving?  Where to turn[…]

Nothing can prepare you for the word “Cancer”.

A breast cancer survivor shares her gratefulness. Your donations help support vital services at both North Star Lodge Cancer Care Center and ‘Ohana Mammography Center that help many patients like Heather. “After a mammogram and ultrasound at ‘Ohana, I was evaluated by a surgeon who ordered a biopsy.  Waiting on results from the biopsy was Read more about Nothing can prepare you for the word “Cancer”.[…]