Update 2017: *Zoe lives at Jubilee Home, where she attends on-site school. She takes music class, learns at her own educational level, and learns to make handicrafts such as beaded bracelets and flower garlands as a vocation. Learn more about the school, New Horizons, as well as donate toward operational costs, here. *Zoe loves to give hugs, sit in your lap, and give bright, heart-warming smiles, as well as playing with dolls, pull-string toys, and musical instruments.
Today is cutie-pie *Zoe’s day! *Zoe is described as having a very fun personality and loving to scare people when she’s not in a crowd! Otherwise, *Zoe tends to stay in the background in group situations. She’s quiet and observant, always watching people as they go throughout their day, especially when everyone is in the same place or something big is going on.
*Zoe has cerebral palsy, Hirshprung’s disease, and an intellectual disability. *Zoe taught herself to walk only 1 year after coming to SCH in 2009! That’s quite and accomplishment, and she’s continued to make progress ever since. *Zoe sometimes wears gloves, because she likes to chew on her hands and pick at her face, but it doesn’t stop her from being a fun-loving girl. *Zoe loves gauging reactions when she creates a stir – such a mischievous spirit. And, if *Zoe’s on the receiving end of a scare, you’ll get an irresistibly-amazing giggle out of her. She sounds like a lot of fun!
Birth Date: May 2002
Date to SCH: December 2009
Other Details About Me: I have cerebral palsy, Hirschprung’s disease, and have an intellectual disability. I started walking by myself just a year after coming to SCH!
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