Anna Jean has gone thru some life changing events since she was born. When she was 2 months old a hole in her heart was discovered. She has had open heart surgery to repair that hole. One of the side effects of having this heart condition for Anna Jean is seizures. Her cardiologists wanted Anna Jean to be active to strengthen her heart. Her mother Sue came to the YMCA looking for a health club for herself and her two daughters. She wanted to find a place where they could all come together. The YMCA had a nice child care area and parent child classes for Anna Jean as well as a place for her older daughter Kari to hang out with friends at Y –night. Yoga was a class that Sue was interested in trying. When Sue signed up for her family membership she thought she would try it for one month and see where her finances would sit for continuing her membership. She later found out that the YMCA offers scholarships and applied. They have been members for 2 years now. In those two years Anna Jean and Sue have taken swimming classes and gym classes. This past Fall, Anna Jean really wanted to take dance class. Since dance class has started it is all she talks about and loves to wear her fancy leotard and fun tap shoes. Anna Jean is a very tiny little girl who has gone thru more major medical procedures then most adults do in a life time. She finds per joy in dancing, expressing emotions with movement and making fun sounds with her tap shoes. With help from the Strong Kids scholarship, Anna Jean will truly shine up on the stage and dance like she has always wanted too with a strong heart.