Sitting on the diving board as they call it

Cecile Snyder

First post: Mar 2, 2018 Latest post: May 17, 2020

 The youngest of five Cecile has always been a shining star just like all the kids around us. She decided to break our streak of mid year monthly birthdays by coming into the world a couple of weeks early and sporting an extra chromosome, Down Syndrome. We spent the first few weeks at Valley General then at Mary Bridge till almost a month old.  Then we rode out the 2001 Nisqually Quake on the 6th floor at Mary Bridge with RSV. 

 She is a Junior at Tahoma HS and has spent the past years involved in Special Olympics Track, Basketball, Swimming, Bowling and Golf.  Loves her time spent with the Jam Club of the Maple Valley Youth Symphony as music is a very important part of her day as she is always dancing, singing and or signing in ASL to all the hip songs of the day.  She loves school and is what you would probably call a social butterfly as she thrives on interactions with everyone she meets.  As you can tell from the photo above one of her greatest thrills is being apart of the Tahoma Cheer Sparkles Squad for the past 4 years,  and even recruited Coach Mom as she calls her for the squad.

 And now 16 years later we once again find ourselves at Mary Bridge battling Leukemia, and while it is a very serious form of cancer there have been great strides in treatment and remission/cure rates. 

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