Meet Jasmine

Sweet, cuddly, courageous Jasmine is known as “Jazzy” to all her friends and family. She has been a part of the Special Kids family for the past 10-years. Born with severe Cerebral Palsy and Cystic Encephalomacia, Jazzy started the Special Kids nursing program at only 4-months old. “Special Kids is a great place and we know the staff very well now…they are like our family,” says Jazzy’s mother, Jennifer.


Now 10-years old, Jazzy has improved some in her range of motion and has become a little more expressive with her facial expressions. Jennifer shares, “She smiles when she hears her mommy, brother, or Nana.”

Jazzy’s future nursing goals include, “keeping her as healthy as possible and continuing to provide a loving, stimulating, safe environment for her here at Special Kids. Also, for her to know she matters by acknowledging she has emotions and wants to be held, loved, and told she’s beautiful,” states Stephanie, Special Kids Director of Nursing.

“Jazzy is a light in our lives to all of us, her courage and strength through all she has been through reminds us that even those days that we consider terrible really aren’t that bad and are worth fighting through. Jazzy is the most courageous person I know,” shares Jennifer.

Would you join the Double Challenge and Double the Hope for Jazzy?  Your investment will make a direct impact on Jazzy’s life, as well as the lives of all the children being served at Special Kids.

For this year’s Double Challenge, Special Kids wants to connect investors on a deeper level in order to achieve Special Kids’ mission. Special Kids wants to encourage YOU to create your own challenge! Would you please consider making your own commitment to Jazzy and Special Kids and then ask friends, family, and colleagues to give the same amount? If you are unsure who to challenge, do not be concerned. A group of generous anonymous investors have promised to match the first $31,000 given. Special Kids current caseload of 780 children is more than has ever been served, which is why Special Kids has set a goal of $286,000 to be raised through the Double Challenge this year.

To join the Double Challenge, donations can be made online at or by mail to Special Kids, 2208 E. Main Street, Murfreesboro, TN, 37130. If you have questions about the Double Challenge contact Noel Deal at or 615.893.4892.