Meet this year’s kids!

Elle Fishman

Elle is four-year-old from Piermont. She was born with cerebellar hypoplasia, or an underdeveloped cerebelllum. This causes severe delays in developing speech, learning to walk, and balancing herself. At age four, Elle can not yet talk, stand or walk on her own. She is a very smart, strong and brave girl who wants to be independent and just like her friends.  Elle doesn't get discouraged and always tries to do the most that she can do.

Sebastian Scully

Sebastian is a lively seven-year-old from Valley Cottage. He was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis, a rare chronic allergic reaction inflammatory disease that at this time has no cure. The disease involves different methods of treatment to relieve the pain and symptoms including specialized nutrients and medications. Despite all this, Sebastian doesn't complain and is a happy student at Valley Cottage Elementary. He wants to grow up and be a firefighter like his dad.