Saturday, October 20, 2007


Cheerleading transforms girls with special needs

Tiffany has a developmental disability and epilepsy, conditions her mother, Jennifer Zaranis, said affect her memory and hand-eye coordination. The big surprise for Tiffany was "the accepting quality of it," her mother said.

"The girls hugged her and said, 'Come on.' It was like they already knew her before she even joined. ... It has definitely made a profound difference in her life. If you met us back in January, you would probably be saying, 'Poor child.' ... Something has happened, and we really believe it's the cheerleading."

Hmmm... I wonder if I could find a group like that around here for Alice? I think I'm going on a Googlehunt.

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