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hi my name is Jenny.  I have Williams Syndrome, which is a genetic handicap.  I am now 31 years old. I was a Kansas artist who now lives in Liberty, MO. I have  been doing my art business for over twelve years with my stepmom Wendi.  I want to help raise money for cancer research and also supporting companies and schools who help people with needs like me. 

 

One day I was watching the Oprah show when she had a little girl that was selling lemonade for cancer research.  It made me happy because she was making a difference doing something that she liked to do that was meaningful to her.  I wanted to be like her because I wanted to make a difference too.  It makes me sad when I see people who have cancer because they are sick and they are scared and I want them to know that I care about them by giving back to them by showing my artwork from my heart. My stepmom Wendi is an artist and she saw me draw my cards and thought I could sell them to raise money.  I was really nervous I never done anything like this before.  I trusted my mom that we could do this.  We showed my teachers what I was doing and they bought it all!  I was really happy.  My transition teacher Kak (Kak Eli Schneider, Washburn Rural High School, Topeka KS) thought we could start a business for me.  And so we did!