Hi my name is Janelle Goodin, I am seventeen years old. I first met Orrin when he was my Sunday school teacher a couple years ago. I am grateful to Orrin for all he has done and for being Christ like, and loving for others. He wants to help others. I am impressed how amazing this organization is.
I know his life is very busy right now, because of him and what he has done; I want to take this opportunity to help our community and to help people. I want to help THANKSGIVING FOR ALL. I want to help people because they help me in many ways. I especially want to help kids and kids with special needs.
l have lived in Murrieta my whole life. I am homeschooled. I come from a large family. There are five kids in my family including me. My mom and dad adopted me; they have always been there for me throughout my life, and also my sisters and my brother.
I was born very premature. I weighed one pound eight ounces. I was very lucky to be born at the Loma Linda children’s hospital. While I was there the doctors told my parents that I would never be able to talk, walk , sit up , hold my head up or eat and that I would also be blind and deaf. After a lot of prayers and hard work and many months I was able to go home weighing four pounds. Later that year I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, I am so thankful I am able to walk, talk, sit up, hear and see. And most everything I need to do. But, I just do it in a different way. Because I have cerebral palsy I might not be able to get a job right away. There are a lot of goals I have made for myself. I would like to go to college. I want to be able to help others. I want to help this organization for a very long time, and as Jr. Team Member leader I can.
Thank you for giving me this chance to help, Janelle