Meeting Joshua

CLICK HERE to read about the fundraiser we are doing for little Joshua, who was adopted through foster care and has cerebral palsy severe enough for a gtube and needing a gait trainer to learn to walk.

We took our kids to meet him this morning, so they can learn about others and service and love.

Kirk was very excited to explain to Joshua what cerebral palsy is, and what is braces are like, and how much Joshua will love being able to walk once he figures it out.

Even our Baby Girl approved of Joshua’s fundraiser, saying her cerebral palsy isn’t as severe but she knows how hard it is to fight to do normal things everyone else can do so easily… And feeding tubes, oh, those feeding tubes… Those two had quite the chat:

The kids really loved this family, and they don’t just trust anybody.  We are so thrilled for their selection for this fundraiser as we move Nathan’s business (Seven Lively Arts) into focusing on kids with profound medical need.  We have learned so much through Baby Girl’s experiences and all the other kids have endured. We are super excited to give back for a change, and this night is going to be so fun! Watch the page for updates and details!

Thanks for letting us play, Joshua!


About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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