Jenna Today 2012: Grateful and Happy

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Jenna Today: “Gifting” Back to Help Children in Need

Jenna Today 2012

Jenna in Therapy at Scottish Rite Hospital

Jenna in Therapy at Scottish Rite Hospital

Jenna with her Doll

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Jenna as Newborn

Newborn Jenna

JJ&B’s Gifted Gifts Foundation

Mission Statement: JJ&B’s Gifted Gifts Foundation Inc.is a non-profit, non-partisan foundation that “gifts” back to help children in need. We want to make the world a better place through “gifting” back to children.

My name is Jenna Martin. I am the Founder and CEO of JJ&B’s Gifted Gifts Foundation Inc. I am 12 years old and I have cerebral palsy. I was a micro preemie born at 24 weeks weighing 1lb 7 oz. I’ve been blessed to have had so many people involved in my life to help me get through some major physical disabilities.

This year, a week before my 12th birthday, my father asked me what I wanted as a gift. I told him I had everything I needed, food, shelter, clothes and a loving family. So I told him any gifts I receive for my birthday I wanted to “gift” them back to the children at Scottish Rite Hospital - because I know how bad it feels to be in the hospital.

My foundation name means so much to me because it personal. J is for Jenna, the other J is for Jessica (she is my twin who passed away 12 hours after she was born) and B is for Brianna (this is my sister that passed away years ago). My foundation's motto is: “We 'gift' back”.
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