Jeanine Everitt-Beaver's Page


2012 Polar Plunge Manteno

Manteno, Illinois

Jeanine Everitt-Beaver's Page

Thank you for visiting my Polar Plunge fundraising page. Hi! I'm Jeanine Lenny's mom. Lenny was born 15 weeks early with many complications. He's had open heart surgery, two eye surgeries and four sets of ear tubes. We were told a month after he was born that he wouldn't come home from the hospital. He's been diagnosed with Noonan Syndrome, PDD (on the Autism spectrum) & is non-verbal. There have been people including myself who believed he's not capable of certain things. He has overcome many obstacles and continues to prove everyone wrong. He uses sign and an augmentative device to speak. He has begun to make many verbalizations and says some words. He finally started saying mama this year!  He is nine now and loves to swim (his swim teacher swears he was a shark in another life), ice skate & watch movies. We've been involved with Special Olympics for 3 years through the Young Athletes program. It's a great program to get kids involved with others. Please help us to allow these kids to reach their potentials and make dreams a reality.

They say anyone with a little guts and a warm heart can take the Plunge and I am one of those folks. I’m collecting donations from family, friends, co-workers and anyone else who wants to support the nearly 21,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 6,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 of Special Olympics Illinois! Your donations will help provide athletes with intellectual disabilities the chance to participate in year-round sports training and competition.

To reward your generosity, I’m going to join more than 5,700 people statewide who will voluntarily jump into freezing cold water in the middle of winter as we take part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunges for Special Olympics Illinois. I guess you could say that I’m “Freezin’ for a Reason”!

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to the LETR Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Illinois.

Many thanks for your support – and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

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Lenny hitting the waves