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Swimming lessons for Bella who loves the water

Posted Nov 21, 2018
With her many needs and appointments, we decided to put her in swimming lessons, not only for safety, but to enhance physical and social delays, while having fun. Bella interacts with other children and adults through song and play. These classes work on building cognitive and physical development, as well as help children become comfortable in the water. We believe these classes will help Bella make strides in learning how to verbalize effectively as well as learn social etiquette. Bella will also gain physical exercise and motor skills, while chasing toys in the water and using gestures while singing along with the group. Bella has been taking lessons since last year, but recently switched to a new school closer to home this January. We would like to continue these classes for Bella - we have discovered her love for the water, and wish her to have "fun-time" set aside in her busy schedule. Due to Bella's Autism, she needs consistency in her routine, so we have her in lessons once-a-week.

Bella is 3 years old and lives in Hayward, CA

We would like Bella to have success in all areas of her life, while enjoying life. Due to her neglect, being in foster care has opened so many new experiences and opportunities for her. We have already seen her language improve, as she spoke not-a-word when first in foster care. She has learned to make eye-contact with others, and can be very endearing with friends. We love hearing Bella speak, sing, and watching her hold hands or hug a friend. Bella seems eager to learn, as she copies everything we do, and focuses on new words, new story-time books, and new experiences.

The Wish Story

Nov 21, 2018

One Simple Wish posts the wish to the website.

Nov 23, 2018

Valerie grants the wish for Bella! Thanks Valerie.

Bella, We hope that you have fun in the water! I bet you will be a wonderful mermaid! Merry Christmas!

Nov 23, 2018

One Simple Wish sends the gift to the Alameda County Foster Parent Association for Bella.

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