This is what joy looks like
This is what joy looks like.
Through the generosity of The Driskill Hotel and Statesman Season for Caring campaign, Wonders & Worries’ family Nikki and Adeline Jones enjoyed a first-ever overnight stay in a hotel, complete with room service and the privilege of lighting the historic hotel’s Christmas tree.
As she walked in to the Renaissance Suite at the Driskill Hotel on Tuesday night, 6-year-old Adeline Jones’ jaw dropped:
“This is like a princess bed!” she said as she surveyed the room. “I love this place! I want to stay here forever!
Addie’s zeal for life is constant and bubbling.
Which isn’t easy, considering that her mom has rare disorder called common variable immune deficiency (CVID) that makes her highly susceptible to life-threatening infections and makes it difficult to leave the house.
The average life expectancy for a person diagnosed with CVID is around 45. Nikki is 35, and dreams of seeing Addie graduate from high school.
Read more about Nikki and Addie’s story and consider their holiday wishlist.
To make a monetary donation to Season for Caring, go online to statesman.com/seasonforcaring. Now through Dec. 11, the Sheth family has offered a matching grant of up to $100,000.