“We’re finding it challenging to take care of our communities and family simultaneously,” shared Elyssa. The Cherney family feels fortunate to have the support of neighbors and the team at Clarke where Ava, who has profound sensorineural hearing loss, is learning to listen and talk.
As schools announced extended closure and hospitals became increasingly taxed, Elyssa suggested Ava and her Clarke preschool classmates—now learning via teleservices —make rainbow drawings to send to essential workers at Jefferson Hospital to share some cheer and positivity.
Clarke Philadelphia preschool students created vibrant rainbow artwork . Copies of the artwork were delivered to Jefferson Hospital Staff!