Kira & Evan

You may remember me talking about my older sister Kira and her son Evan. My nephew Evan was born with a disease called SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy). Fortunately for Evan there is a brand new special preschool for children with special needs right in his community! They do therapy with the kids, and cater to their individual needs. Some might say luck, but I think we all know that God loves his children and takes special thought and care for them.

The local news station in the city where they live interviewed my sister Kira and my nephew Evan. They are highlighted through the whole clip and I thought that they did such a great job! I am so proud of Evan and all his hard work, and for my sister Kira who works tirelessly to make sure he gets what he needs and more. I was a little surprised when I got emotional watching this --- I mean it is more informational then anything.... but I just know how much they go through and how much they love their son, and how much we all love him, so I guess that is where the tears came from when I watched this :)

25 comments

  1. is this located in calgary? this brought tears to my eyes as well!

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  2. oh i absolutely LOVE stories like these. you sis & nephew are so inspiring!

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  3. He's a cute little one and he looks to be having a blast there! So great to have a school specifically geared towards kids who need more support!

    My name is also Kira, and i've never heard of anyone who spelled it the same way! I've moved to Ireland and it's sooo common here, but spelled Ciara.

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  4. So great that Evan has such a special place to go to! Even through all the hardship I'm sure him and your sister have been through he seems to be a happy little man :)

    thanks for sharing! great post.

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  5. how awesome for your nephew! he does look like he really loves it there, what a great thing! and he's adorable by the way! :)

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  6. I have a special place in my heart for people who work with students with special needs. :) God blesses the lives of those children with such amazing teachers. Loved this. So awesome for your nephew and Kira!

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  7. Beautiful video, how lovely to know that there are places available for help - good luck to your sister and nephew <3
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  8. Wow - amazing!! He's such a cutie too :)

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  9. What an amazing opportunity. I don't have any kids yet, but I'm getting my teaching degree and I can totally see the value this would have in any community. I wish every special needs child had such an opportunity. How blessed your sister and nephew are :)

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  10. I love this :)

    I am teaching special ed now and going into an early intervention field. I am still trying to decide what I want to do and this might be right up my alley.

    What a blessing for his family that it's right in town for them!

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  11. Thats awesome. Thanks for sharing that(:

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  12. This is fantastic news! Thank you for sharing the news on your nephew!

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  13. that's great they have a preschool like that...if only there were more of them!

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  14. Hey there! Thanks for the follow, I am now following you back via GFC as masugr. My son loves the video...He keeps asking if "dat me, mama?" cute boy you have there!

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  15. Evan looks like a cute and happy little man! Great blog :)

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  16. Your nephew and sister are precious! It is so awesome that they were able to find such a great school that is close to home! Thank you for sharing this video!

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  17. I didn't realize that your sister's in Alberta (i'm canadian), and what a great program this is. I can see why it brought tears to your eyes. x

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  18. That is so beautiful that they were featured and it made me tear up too. There's just something about a kid that cute and inspiring, that you have no choice but to feel for him <3

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  19. What an inspiration both Evan & your sister are! Truely beautiful story! He is a super handsome little lad, btw!

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  20. I love stories like that. He is so cute. Following you now :)
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  22. So sad to hear about your nephew, but glad that there's special preschool for him. My little brother goes to school for children who need extra care / attention, but he doesn't have a disease -it's more like a symptom or syndrome, Asperger.. Sweet little ones. :)

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