Aaliyah Wallace, the inspiration behind Lee Lee, is a devoted member of the Kress FCCLA chapter and a passionate advocate for Scoliosis Awareness. She courageously shares her journey of strength and faith in God with students in schools. Aspiring to become an Orthopedic Surgeon, Aaliyah dreams of helping children on their own scoliosis journeys, inspired by the care she received from her dedicated team of doctors. Recognized by her hometown mayor, December 20th is celebrated as "Aaliyah Wallace Day" and "Scoliosis Awareness Day," a day she dedicates to encouraging others to pursue their dreams despite physical limitations.
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A guiding principle in her life is to lean on the Lord, not her own understanding, trusting that He will direct her path. Aaliyah's support system remains robust, influenced by her great Uncle Kelly Owen Burk, the inspiration for the Kelly and Kelso book series and cartoon. She fondly recalls perfecting his coffee and sharing movie nights. The endearing term "ladybug," bestowed upon her by her Mema since birth, holds deep significance in Aaliyah's heart. Aaliyah Wallace, driven by her personal journey and fueled by compassion, aspires not only to heal as an Orthopedic Surgeon but also to inspire others to embrace their dreams. Through her advocacy, celebration days, and unwavering faith, she endeavors to make the world a better place—one filled with resilience, hope, and support for those facing challenges.
Lee Lee and Lilian's Sparkling Journey is a heartwarming tale of Lee Lee, a spirited girl facing scoliosis. With Lilian, a lively ladybug plushie that magically comes to life, they navigate challenges, turning Lee Lee's back brace into a fashion statement. Together, they find strength, make new friends with unique abilities, and discover that scoliosis is just a part of their story, not the end. The book is a celebration of resilience, friendship, and the sparkle within us all.
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Our ultimate goal with the Kelly series is to teach children to see value in others who may look or act differently, but also display similarities at the same time. Kelly brought fun and excitement to everyone he met and made a huge impact on Jordan's life. Our children’s books and products embed inclusion and kindness in the hearts of kids.
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