Kid of the Week

Brave Me Kid of the Week

January 29th - February 5th, 2020


There are some kids who are so far ahead of their age, whose fascination with how the world works never stops and whose zest for learning is insatiable. Phoenix is one of those amazing kids and we are so fortunate to honor him as our kid of the week. He may describe himself as a Type 1er, but his life is so full and beyond what you may expect from a typical first grader. He inhales information and makes use of every detail by building elaborate equipment and robots, knowing how to match positive and negative charges correctly on electrical projects, attaching pieces with tubes and screws and nails, assembling miniature cars and asking questions to get to the why of anything science-based. To spend time with him is to realize that his passion for knowledge is contagious. Phoenix – you are one awesome kid and we hope your brain never stops being curious!

"When we go on my neighbor Luke’s boat, I love going fishing and seeing the boats in the marina. My favorite ride is the Tower of Terror because it’s so much fun and when it dropped I was like ‘Whoooo – this is fun!’ I love talking to my friends and they really take care of me with diabetes and have my back. One of my friends even shares seats with me on the bus on the way to school. The books by Eric Carle like The Very Hungry Caterpillar are the ones I like the best. If something’s bothering me, I breathe a lot, talk with someone to distract me and then I can relax.”

Brave Me Kid of the Week

January 13th - January 20th, 2020


Grace is such pure sunshine and light that we don’t even know how this snow didn’t melt just being around her. She may be little, but she handles being a Type 1 diabetic with great courage. She is even brave enough to do her own insulin injections when the time comes. Her favorite thing about being this age is that she knows she is going to get taller. Grace - you have the sweetest heart and the most adorable smile and you make everyone who knows and loves you so proud every day!

"I love playing on the trampoline. I like friends who are nice and fun and I goof off with my friends a lot. When I am feeling a little down, my favorite thing to do is set something up for my Mom and I to play together. My Mom is the bravest person I know. My favorite thing about being in nature is looking at all the tiny animals like the bugs. My brother even like the fish. The Greatest Showman is a great movie and the best part is when the man sings the song.”

Brave Me Kid of the Week

January 8th - January 13th, 2020


When it comes to quiet strength, Lauren has it in droves. She’s the type of kid who also wants to help anyone else going through a hard time so that they can find their inner courage too. After facing some adversity, she was able to develop her own coping mechanisms which include deep-breathing, listening to her favorite music and talking to the people who love her the most about what’s on her mind. She loves going to the movies and playing games and she is quite talented at doing gymnastics and flipping on a trampoline. She honestly makes it look like she’s defying gravity! Though she is only in middle school, she is wise beyond her years and always finds a reserve of courage whenever she needs to push through. You truly embody the amazing spirit of the Brave Me Kid of the Week Lauren and we are proud to choose you to kick off 2020!

"My pediatrician ordered an X-ray for me when they thought I might have had scoliosis. I was a little nervous, but talking to my Mom really helped me stay calm and realize it’s just a picture. Luckily we didn’t have to wait long to find out that my spine was fine. My favorite subjects are math and science because I really like numbers and logic. My favorite time of year is the very last week because it includes Christmas AND my birthday, which means I get to spend a ton of time with my family. For me, that’s the best present!”