“It’s the Friends we meet along the way that help us appreciate the journey . . . .”

Brett would like you to meet

some of his GiGi’s Playhouse friends….. They are so AWESOME!!


Lexi’s favorite program is Dance Mania!

Her favorite “toy” is her iPad. Lexi’s favorite food is French fries. Her nickname is Boogie.

Angelina loves LMNOP on Wednesday mornings! She gets to see friends, sing, play and learn new signs. Her favorite toy is her ring stacker. Angelina likes to take off all the rings, throw them around, go get them and put them back on the stem! Her favorite food is macaroni & cheese. Angelina’s nickname is Angel. Fun Fact: My parents named me Angelina (del) Cielo which translates from Spanish to English as “Angel from Heaven”.


Austin likes Little Sports. He likes to play with his friends! Austin loves to swim and he loves playing Star Wars video games. His favorite food is chicken tenders…with lots of ketchup! Austin’s family calls him Austin.


Josh’s favorite program at GiGi’s is Dance Mania. Josh’s hobby is playing Minecraft.

His favorite food is nachos! Josh doesn’t have a nickname.

Submitted by:

Brett Schatzman

GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix Self Advocate

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  1. Reyna on June 4, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    We love reading your blog Brett!

  2. STEPHANIE GAGE on August 21, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    Love seeing Lexi and Josh from GiGiFit. Like you, they love GiGi’s and love participating in as many programs as possible. I learned at Fantastic Friends that Josh loves to dance, and he is a great dancer too! Lexi has been our GiGi friend since the beginning with her mom being part of the GiGi’s Playhouse founders team. She has also hosted us at Orangetheory Fitness and we have all loved attending their workout classes. I also love meeting Austin and Angelina and hearing about them from you. You are such an inspiration to the young kids and their families…like a big brother. Thank you, Brett. You ROCK!

    • Brett Schatzman on August 23, 2021 at 8:04 pm

      Thank you😀
      I like being a big brother😀😀

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