Kid of the Week

Brave Me Kid of the Week

April 22nd - April 29th, 2020


Nichole has much to be happy about in life. She LOVES art and music and is even a distant relative of Taylor Swift. She also has sadly faced some very scary times - spending more nights in the hospital than any third grader should have to at that point in her childhood. Her Mom says she finds a way to stay strong because she knows that is the quickest way for her to get back home. She is her own best patient advocate and makes a deal with the nurses and doctors. She tells them “Be gentle with me, be careful with me - and then I’ll be brave!” Brave Me is so PROUD of you Nichole because you know how to stick up for yourself and tell others what you need!

“I really miss my friends and my teachers too. My bestie and I have been friends since Kindergarten when I just walked up to her and asked her if she wanted to be my friend. Anytime I have trouble breathing, I stay calm because my Mom is always right there beside me. The best part of being in the hospital is that I always get popsicles when I can and my favorite flavor is the red one. I love to squeeze my stuffed bear Ola for some extra love!”

Brave Me Kid of the Week

April 8th - April 15th, 2020


If you knew all that Forrest has been through, you would be surprised at how positive he always is or how his smile shines so bright. But, for those who love him – they know that he wouldn’t have it any other way. He has had more MRIs by first grade than most kids have their temperature checked in that same time. Yet, he knows that no matter what you’re facing, there is nothing better than time with family and friends to help you enjoy life. Rumor has it he is one of the world’s BEST big brothers to his two-year-old sister Ellianna too. Brave Me salutes you Forrest and we wish you the happiest of birthdays later this month. May life keep giving you many reasons to smile!

“I miss getting to have lunch with my friends when we get a chance to laugh about things together. Some of my favorite things to do are go to film class, dance class (I took up Bollywood-style dancing after seeing Aladdin) and going horseback riding with the brown mare Mara. I LOVE chocolate cake, reading books and the song ‘Old Town Road.’ I also love swimming and we’re starting to help my little sister learn in her shallow pool. When I’m feeling a little low, I love talking to my Mom and she is always there for me."