Jonah! You Make Us Better People!
Jonah is a Jacob's Fund kid. Like our Jacob, Jonah was born with multiple heart defects, including hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). We are thrilled with his progress, following each step of his journey. Jonah is a special boy with an amazing family - sister Lily, dad Linn, and mom, Amy, who helps other families find the support they need for their special needs children. 40,000 children are born with congenital heart defects each year. Our hearts are with them, not only during February - Heart Month - but every day of the year.
When you have to go to the hospital, Miles makes things better.
OT says, “To know Jonah is to love him. He is resilient and brave! I have been blessed with being Jonah's occupational therapist for almost three years now and it amazes me how many areas he has shown growth in. He is so much fun to treat and is always eager to learn. He is full of curiosity and wonder - constantly asking questions and wanting to find out more about everything around him. In occupational therapy, Jonah has been working on growing his independence in daily life activities with a focus on his fine motor coordination, strengthening, and the manual dexterity of his hands! A big focus in our sessions has been shoe tying, which he is SO close to being fully independent with! Jonah also participates in hippotherapy where we have focused on his coordination and balance - he is extremely motivated by being on the horse and is becoming a strong rider!”
Virtual speech therapy? Jonah is on it!
Chandler, his PT, says, “I can’t say enough about this kid. He is such a hard worker and an absolute joy to be around. Jonah has such an infectious personality and lights up any room he walks into. He makes me not only want to be a better therapist but a better person as well. It’s been an absolute pleasure being able to work with Jonah and watch his confidence grow each day!”
Keep up the great work, Jonah! We are so proud of all that you have accomplished, and we love having your whole family be part of the McKenna Farms family.