As the world closely monitors the spread of Coronavirus and makes decisions to protect the health and safety of its citizens, I can’t help but think about the domino effect. While many are scrambling to stock up on toilet paper, Lysol wipes and re-scheduling their spring break reservations, I can’t help but go deeper in the effect it has on those families raising a child with special needs. Not just because some may be more vulnerable to the virus due to a compromised immune system, but because the disruption in the school schedules and now everyday life events.
The eighth annual Color Blast 5K is set for March 21 and organizers are excited to announce that the siblings of those with disabilities will be honored at the event. There has never been an event in the region that brings together and celebrates the siblings of those with disabilities.
Puzzle Pieces client Jeff Rhinerson has become a community icon, emceeing popular local events and interviewing Owensboro leaders on his Facebook talk show, “Live with Jeff.” On March 3, 2020, Jeff celebrated his 100th episode of his popular live show, which was commemorated with a celebration at Old National Bank with many of his previous interviewees in attendance.