“One is everything if it’s your one.”
KICKOFF 2021 SMILING alongside 3-year old Quinn, who is quickly discovering the magic of his new voice!
Quinn’s mom, Alisa shared,
“We’ve had the tablet for about a week or so now and it’s so amazing!!
The first time Quinn clicked on milk, and I got him some milk, his eyes lit up soo much because he realized I actually understood what he wanted!
It was a magical moment.
And he always clicks the mom button with my picture, and then runs and gives me a hug… it’s sooo cute haha.
It’s crazy that he understands everything we are saying, but his diagnosis makes it so hard for him to get out the right sounds.
He definitely speaks sentences in his own language!
I just wish I could know all the cute things he is saying.
But now once he gets really good with this tablet, I will be able to hear the cute stuff that his brain is thinking, and I am so excited for that.
Also, when he clicks the ‘My name is Quinn’ button, he smiles sooo big and we all go, YAYY!!
It makes him so incredibly happy, which also makes me even happier!
His speech therapist says that he figured out the device so fast that they started him with the whole screen filled with the categories!
He can navigate that thing way better than me haha.
I am so grateful and I seriously appreciate you so much for giving him this amazing gift, and may I add.. for free!!! I can’t thank you enough.”
… As I took in Alisa’s words about her son Quinn and his dramatic progress after only a few weeks with his new communication device, I was reminded of the words that Leo Gerard, USW International President Emeritus once said to me, “One is everything if it’s your one.”
I’m so excited for more magical moments like these for our amazing kids in the new year, so please keep smiling along with us!
Have a great weekend,
Charles P. LaVallee
Chief Executive Officer
Variety – the Children’s Charity