It takes special and exceptional people to instill confidence, self-worth, and a heart for others in our up-and-coming generations of young people. It is with much admiration and joy that I have had the privilege to know and work with Sammy and Meredith. I watch them be such positive and genuine role models for young girls and boys. Sammy and Meredith help our young people embrace and celebrate what makes them special and unique through dance, help develop their talents, and most of all, have compassion and take action to help others. Throughout the 5 years I have worked with them in their support of Make-A-Wish New Jersey to raise vital funds for our mission to grant wishes for children with critical illnesses, their passion and commitment to our mission is unparalleled. The difference Sammy and Meredith make in the lives of dancers and Wish children in New Jersey brings the promise of bright futures for generations to come of caring individuals.
During my time at Make-A-Wish New Jersey, I have worked with Sammy and Meredith for 3 years and have had the privilege to watch Sammy’s charity event, DANCE 4a CAUSE, grow into one of our most impactful for Make-A-Wish. This event would not be possible without the leadership, dedication, and kindness that Sammy and Meredith show in every task they perform. Make-A-Wish New Jersey is lucky to have people like Sammy and Meredith who continue to support the mission and Wish kids year after year, while simultaneously teaching dancers about the power of generosity, charity and compassion.
We simply adore Miss Sammy and Miss Meredith, as they’ve been true heroes to the severely impaired children we serve around the country. It’s been an honor to partner with them on numerous dance events, as they’ve enabled us to invite physically impaired children to take part in group activities often reserved only for able-bodied youths. The passion and generosity they have shown our foundation these past few years have been paramount to our mission to empower brain injury survivors to not only strive for greatness, but to achieve it, as well. We look forward to building meaningful programs together for these incredible kids for years to come.
I would highly recommend anyone looking for an all-inclusive dance program look into ZZ Jams. Sammy has created many opportunities for our children of Camp Cranium with acquired brain injuries to engage in dance. All our children have various abilities both physical and cognitive that make them unique. Sammy has been able to be all-inclusive and accommodative in her dance instruction. For some of our children it’s the first time they have been able to participate in dance since their brain injury.