Tag: Special Needs

Monticello couple supports orphans, adoptive families after loss of infant daughter

Monticello couple supports orphans, adoptive families after loss of infant daughter

| Jessica Weinberger | February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Each year, Matt and Katrina Witschen host more than 150 friends and family members for an Oktoberfest party at their hobby farm outside Monticello. And each year, they’ve quietly placed a bucket out for party-goers to donate to a worthy case, whether it’s a local family facing a cancer diagnosis or an organization that supports orphans or children with special needs.

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Church must ensure participation of disabled, keynoter says

Church must ensure participation of disabled, keynoter says

| May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

A photo of Pope Francis embracing an 8-year-old boy with cerebral palsy that went viral on the Internet has brought new attention to an issue that the U.S. bishops have been talking about for years.

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New addition to busy brood brings blessings and abundant joy

New addition to busy brood brings blessings and abundant joy

| Julie Pfitzinger | November 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

Since joining the Thibault family in July, little Stanislav (nicknamed Stas), 3, has made huge strides. He has learned to swallow from a Sippy cup, feed himself, scoot up and down stairs, and he recently started walking — and will probably soon be running — around the family’s Shoreview home.

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Fiesta Time ministry celebrates kids with special needs

Fiesta Time ministry celebrates kids with special needs

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Ever since their son Taylor, 11, was born, Karen and Paul Sommers have done everything “tag-team.”

From grocery shopping to going to work to attending their daughter’s dance competitions, each takes a turn while the other stays home to care for Taylor, who has autism, and his younger brother, Nathaniel, 7.

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