For the third straight year, the Nebraska Agribusiness Club is adopting a family through the CEDARS program. Again this year, the club held an After Hours even to raise donations for the family – $375. Read about our adopted families in 2011 and 2012.
The “adopted” family this year is Genni and Justin. They are the parents of a 7-month-old son, Aaron and are expecting another child in April. Justin suffers from PTSD from being in Afghanistan and is working with the local VA Hospital to manage his depression. He has not been able to work since coming home from the war. Genni works part time and is the sole provider for the family. They have been involved in the CEDARS Healthy Families America program since September 2013. Genni did not breastfeed as long as she hoped with Aaron, and really wants to be successful in breastfeeding her new baby for at least one year. Genni and Justin do not have family in town and they won’t be seeing them this Christmas either, so having a family in town “adopt” them would be special to them.
Aaron is a 7 month old boy who loves crawling around and being on the floor playing and reading books. For Christmas, Aaron would love a Vtech alphabet activity cube or a Fisher Price laugh & learn stride to ride puppy. He would also enjoy a Baby Einstein Sea Dreams soother or board books like Goodnight Moon, The Giving Tree, and I Love You Forever. He will be wearing 12-18 months and needs footie pajamas (non character preferably), and fun socks (polka dots or stripes). Aaron LOVES music so any Baby Einstein Baby Bach & Baby Mozart cd’s Rock-a-bye Baby Lullaby Renditions would be perfect.
A few of the club officers shopped for the family this week and the CEDARS staff was very appreciative of the donation.