Jenny was born on Dec. 1, 1972. She was born with spina bifida. She has been using a wheelchair since fifth grade. Her entire fifth grade class planned a field trip to Washington D.C. and having her disability prevents her from walking long distances. Though her disability presents its challenges, Jenny makes it through each day with a smile. Jenny has endured many surgeries and she lies without the feeling of her heart pumping so fast after running. Jenny was the 1982 Georgia March of Dimes poster child.
In the beginning of December of 2007, Jenny was in search of an adequate facility in which to live. She was looking to move in February of 2008. She found out about the Wishes 4 Me Foundation during this search. She currently resides in a Wishes 4 Me home, called Kate’s Home. Kate’s Home is an independent living home for physically challenged women. Other than the foundation providing a place for Jenny to live, Jenny has been made aware of Medicaid wavier programs that will assist her in fulfilling her needs and desires. Currently, within the house that Jenny resides, she has 2 roommates. The foundation provides a vehicle to transport the residents; therefore the women are hardly at home. Jenny enjoys getting out and interacting with the public. Jenny is a laid back individual. The Ladies of Kate’s Home are constantly laughing. They use a shared resource plan in scheduling their caregivers. By using the Shared Resource Model with their caregivers, the residents have the option to more coverage. Using the Shared Resource Model, the residents can have more privacy as needed and we are able to create a savings for the State of Georgia.
The Wishes 4 Me Foundation has enable Jenny to be more independent while providing a safe, affordable and fun environment. Jenny has been such a great asset to Kate’s Home. She brings such an inspirational personality into the home. Jenny takes all issues from her disability and turns it into an opportunity. God gives us no more than what we can bear. Jenny is a living testimony to God’s word. God definitely thinks of Jenny as being a very strong and special lady. Jenny does not let her disability get her down. Jenny is a conqueror. Jenny never has an issue, she only seeks opportunities daily. We are so blessed that she is a part of the Wishes 4 Me Foundation.
Jenny will be missed. As of October 12, 2015, she joined one of her prior house mates in heaven. Enjoy your forever life with no daily complications.. WE love you always.