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A few words about Grace

 

Grace Krumdieck (October 13, 1998-December 28, 2013) was born with the neurological disorder Rett Syndrome. Although she was non-verbal and non-ambulatory she was still able to express joy and love, and her sweet personality shone through her expressive eyes. She loved people and being where the fun was. She loved looking at and listening to birds with her Aunt Frances. She loved French fries and ravioli. She loved going to the movies, looking at books, watching “Kipper the Dog” on TV, taking walks and eating at restaurants with her father, mother and older brother. She loved hanging out with her favorite people and almost always had her legs crossed like a Princess.

 

And she especially loved music. She would wave her arms, and sometimes her legs, as if she were conducting. In spite of suffering many physical difficulties and requiring full care, she had a happy life and was very good-natured. As her mother, I feel deeply honored to have been given the opportunity to know her, love her and take care of her.

 

Grace is missed by many.

 

-- Barbara Blaker Krumdieck

To make a donation to our Celebrating Grace Fund in support of the Young Artists Showcase, please write “Celebrating Grace” in the memo line of your check.