Members of the Special Kids Therapy & Nursing Center development team have announced Lourdess Nedd as their next "featured child" for the 2020 - 2021 season.
The "featured child" is selected annually as means to represent the nonprofit's mission: "serving Jesus Christ by caring for his children". Lourdess's progress and development under the care of Special Kids staff and therapy team represents just a fraction of the many wondrous acts happening on campus every day.
Lourdess's story and experiences at Special Kids will be showcased through a number of avenues, beginning with the banquet program which will include a video highlighting her exemplification of the theme of "Brave". Lourdess's mother and father, Alicia and Hamlet, are also featured in the newest episode of "His Children", a podcast by Special Kids which can be found following the link below.
Below you can find more from Lourdess's story and why she was selected by reading an excerpt from the "featured child" story:
Lourdess first arrived to campus in 2014, just months after she was born. As she's dropped off and picked up from the nursing center five days a week, she's become one of the "favorite faces" of Special Kids staff; whether for her irresistible laugh or her love of telling jokes. A recipient of multiple treatment programs, including physical, occupational, and feeding therapies, Lourdess has made a habit of setting new milestones, and accomplishing her goals.
Among her many fans, Lourdess' parents have big dreams for their daughter. They know someday soon their daughter will be able to walk; and that her spirit of courage will inspire more than she'll ever realize. Out of the countless miracles that have happened on the Special Kids campus, they know many more lie ahead for Lourdess."
The 2020 Special Kids Banquet, beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, will be the first-ever "virtual banquet" for the middle Tennessee non-profit. Supporters are invited to visit www.specialkidstn.com/banquet to order tickets and find out more about the event. Each ticket includes dinner from presenting sponsor Chick-fil-A, as well as access to an online auction and online event program. The event program will include interactive activities as well as a presentation from featured speaker Lee Golden and introduction of the 2020-2021 "featured child".
The 2020 Special Kids Banquet is made possible thanks to the help of local sponsors. The presenting sponsor is Chick-fil-A of Murfreesboro. Headlining sponsors include Baird Private Wealth Management, National Healthcare Corporation, and Nissan North America. Supporting sponsors include Stanlick Chiropractic, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter, Project One Four: A David Price Foundation, Tennessee Pediatrics, and First Community Bank. Underwriting sponsors include Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation, Wilson Bank & Trust, Trail, Coleman & Stearns, PLLC, Volunteer State Bank, HCA Healthcare, Tristar Health, and The Tedder Company.
Special Kids is a Christian therapy and nursing center for children with special needs. The Murfreesboro-based ministry started with one child in 1998 and has grown to serve over 4,500 children from 19 counties in middle Tennessee. For more information on Special Kids, please visit specialkidstn.com or call 615.893.4892.