New to the family

by Jeanine Johnson

I’m a recent recruit to the Easter Seals family. I’ve been hired in a newly created Data Secretary position. And yes, the job is as glamorous as the title implies!

All jokes aside, every position contributes to the success of the organization running smoothly and fulfilling its mission. My welcome by the staff has been extraordinary. The transition has been seamless. I’d like to share with you something that has started over the last week or so, that makes me smile until my cheeks hurt. There is this student here named Max. He has extremely limited mobility. I met him and we instantly clicked. He now greets me by forming kissing motions with his lips. I blow kisses back. He obviously knows the universal language of love. We both smile from ear to ear and it keeps me smiling for a long time after. I don’t think I could have anticipated such a wonderful perk when I decided to join Easter Seals. It’s a daily reminder of the importance of the purpose we serve and the potential joy we can give and receive from simple acts!

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