There were wide smiles and plenty of laughter as the youngsters at the Kenny Rogers Children's Center got their first peek at their new indoor playground Friday afternoon. At the count of three the youngsters and staff entered the area and began climbing, sliding and swinging. "I like it," declared Alex Rendon as he descended the slide again and again and again with therapist Mary Meyer. Watching all the action Michelle Fayette, KRCC director, was equally as happy. "This was a fun project. Once we got it started it went fast," she said. "And none of this would have been possible without the generosity of our communities."
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
Annual fundraiser helped family pinpoint their child's condition
SIKESTON -- While observing child interviews over the past few Kenny Rogers Children's Center Telethons, 14-year-old Michael "Tripp" Boyd III's grandmother thought some of the children's symptoms sounded familiar.
"She said some of the kids were struggling with the same issues that Tripp was going through," said his father, Michael Boyd Jr.
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