This year, thanks to all of our Bianca Kids supporters, each of us board members had the opportunity to grant a wish for someone in need. When our President Debbie informed me of this AWESOME BLESSING, I knew exactly who my wish would be for.
This young lady is someone that I have known for yrs and my heart broke when I found out the struggles she has been faced with lately. Jodee is an amazing person & mom. She was blessed with a beautiful daughter, Jocelyn. Jocelyn, a precious 2 yr old toddler, was recently diagnosed with Autism. Some parents would fall apart and say, why me? but not Jodee. She knows that she was gifted with a special child. Jodee is working a fulltime job form 8-5, then comes home, spends as much time with Jocelyn as she can, cooks dinner, takes care of her household deeds and is back out the door again to her 2nd job, cleaning houses. Her husband can only work nights because Jocelyn is very attached to both him and Jodee and will not stay with anyone else. I have witnessed firsthand the financial, emotional & physical strain that a special needs child has on parents. Yet, these two never complain.
Jodee is the mother of two children. Raising a child with autism is a constant challenge. There are endless nights, Dr bills, therapy sessions and the stress of ensuring she is providing BOTH of her children with the attention they need. Being a mom is work enough. Being a mom of a child with autism and holding down 2 jobs to try to make ends meat, well that's someone who simply deserves a Christmas wish.
My wish was to provide Jodee with a gift card that would allow her to purchase gifts for her two children & relieve her and her wonderful husband of the financial burden of Xmas.
Today, Jodee was presented with her granted wish.
God bless the parents of special needs children for no one is more deserving of granted wishes.
With Much Love, Maria & Bianca Kids xoxo