Best of All: Haydan and Charlie

We have noticed so much progress from our GiGiFIT Adult program this summer, that it is hard to choose just one participant to spotlight…so we’re choosing two! Program volunteer, Steve, shared that he has been noticing “how much more confident that both Haydan and Charlie have become from when they began.” Both of these young…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Riley

Name: Riley Fraedrich Tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m going to Bowling Green State University this fall to major in Physical Therapy. I want to be able to help people with physical impairments more than I do now. We want to get to know you! What are some of your favorites? (food, color,…

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Best of All: Brenna

Girl with Down syndrome smiling and holding a paper in front of a window

Meet Brenna! Brenna has been counting down the days to her birthday (August 29th) and now that it has passed, she deserves something else to celebrate…so let’s celebrate a Best of All moment with her! Brenna is an active participant in many of our programs, from GiGiFIT to GiGi’s Kitchen, we see Brenna multiple times…

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Couch to 5k

It’s time to lace up your sneakers and get moving for the GiGiFIT Acceptance Challenge on Saturday, May 21st! We wanted to provide tips, recommendations, and motivation from Northwestern University Recreation to help you prepare for this year’s 5K. What is a Couch to 5K? A Couch to 5K is a training program designed to help prepare beginners…

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Best of All: Abigail

girl wearing a mask seated and touching her toes

  Abigail has been participating in group programs, like Friends, Fun, & Fitness, as well as in virtual literacy tutoring. Abigail has made such great progress with literacy since she began tutoring with Nikki. About their most recently completed literacy session, Nikki shared:  “I don’t know if the numbers will accurately reflect the amazing progress…

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