graceGrace was diagnosed prenatally with severe brain birth defects and was not expected to live. The doctors told us that if she did live she would live with severe disabilities. She was born screaming and has made her presence in our lives known! I learned about tllh through friends, and I knew it was the perfect place for Grace. She got on tllh waiting list when she was 11 months old. We were told it could take 1-2 years for a spot for her to become available. I’m not sure how but when I called to check her status on the waiting list, she had moved up from number 23 to number 7 within months! We got a call a few months later saying there was a spot and it could be hers!! We were overjoyed! Grace started at TLLH when she was 19 months old. When she started, she could only crawl, was still drinking from bottles, wasn’t very interactive with her peers, wasn’t saying any words, and could hardly use her hands purposefully at all. Now, at 3 years old, she can walk with a walker, is beginning to learn how to balance so that she can walk on her own, holds and drinks from a straw cup, plays alongside her friends, can now say some words, can sing lots of songs, has learned a few signs, and can do things like stack rings on a ring stacker. Tllh to us means hope and a brighter future for Grace! She has learned and grown so much over the past two years! The staff and other parents at tllh are a huge support to us as parents, and tllh provides a place of community and belonging. We are forever thankful for this amazing place!