Join us for an extra-special kids' event and storytime!
Make-A-Wish Vermont is releasing a new, illustrated children’s book called Wishes are Medicine! How Make-A-Wish Gave me Hope and Helped me Heal, based on the true story of a Wish Kid from Barre, VT--Jamie Heath who survived two strokes and had to learn to walk and read again. She credits Make-A-Wish with restoring her self-confidence and assisting in her healing process. This book, illustrated by fellow Vermonter Leonard Kenyon tells the story of when Jamie meets her Wish Granters and, along with her pet turtle Bob, dreams up her wish to swim with sea turtles.
Jamie recently completed her Junior year at Spaulding High School where, in addition to being an honor roll student, she served on the Student Council and Student Outreach Committee. In her free time she volunteers for the Friends of Stowe Adaptive Sports program, an organization that has provided invaluable support to her in achieving her athletic goals. Jamie is a Wish Ambassador for Make-A-Wish Vermont. She regularly gives speeches at Make-A-Wish events and has appeared in public service announcements on both TV and radio for the organization. Jamie lives with her mother in Barre, Vermont. And she really, really loves turtles.
She will be in our store to read this book along with Make-A-Wish Vermont CEO James Hathaway.