Featured Faces – Jamie
Meet Jamie! Jamie moved to Echoing Hills in 2003. Originally living at Echoing Ridge, Jamie moved to a group home in 2007. She attends Echoing Connections and EchoingU, both in Northeast Ohio. She is a lot of fun to get to know and is super smart, warm, and possesses many talents!
What Three Words Would Describe You?
Outgoing, Can-Do Attitude, and Independent.
What Are Your Hobbies and Interests?
I enjoy writing, making keychains, sewing, playing baseball, swimming, and singing.
Where Do You Find Encouragement?
I find encouragement in my mom. She taught me to look at the positive. She always said to put the person first and the disability second. Growing up, my mom didn’t treat me any different than my siblings. I am a stronger person because of this.
I also find encouragement in the Bible. My favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
What Do You Believe Are Your God-Given Talents?
My talents are my hobbies and interests which includes writing. Currently, I have published seven books. I am a good singer and sang the National Anthem at a Dream League Baseball game. I make keychains and I like to sew, both of which I do with one hand.
In addition, I am a good listener and a good actor. My favorite role was Dorothy in a production of The Wizard of Oz.
How Do You Inspire Others?
I have a never-give-up attitude and strong willpower. I recently lost 15 pounds, and that is because of my willpower!
What Is Your Favorite Thing About Echoing Hills?
The way they promote independence is a favorite! There is also always something new it never gets old. The staff is always here to listen to what I have to say. I also love that God is part of the mission.
To everyone at Echoing Hills, I would say, keep up the good work. You are doing fantastic. Echoing Hills has changed my life for the better, and I am glad it is a part of my life. I would recommend Echoing Hills to my friends!
Featured Faces is a way to get to know some of the individuals that make Echoing Hills so special! As we focus on those we serve and the team members that serve them, we will also focus on our 2022 theme – Encourage, Believe, Inspire.
We invite you to reflect on these three words and think: What can I do to encourage others? How do I believe my God-given talents can change the world? How can I let my words and actions inspire someone today? You may notice you are changing someone’s life, maybe even your own!
If you believe you can encourage and inspire those at Echoing Hills with your time, talents, or resources, please visit our website to find out how you can make a difference today!
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