Ashlyn Wilson, a CRS consumer from Tuscaloosa, was named April’s Hero of the Month by the Kids Wish Network.
To celebrate the honor, staff in the Tuscaloosa CRS office sponsored a party for Ashlyn and her family, complete with pizza and cupcakes.
Ashlyn, who has Down syndrome and bilateral hearing loss, loves cheerleaders and cheerleading, so CRS staff worked with Varsity Athletics Spirit and the ACE Cheer Company to bring cheerleaders from area schools, including the University of Alabama, Shelton State Community College, ACE Cheer Company, UCA Cheer Camp, Holy Spirit High School, North Ridge High School, Tuscaloosa Academy High School, and Tuscaloosa County High School.
Varsity Athletics Spirit also donated a gym bag filled with goodies for Ashlyn and will be providing a custom-made cheerleader uniform for the youngster.
The Hero of the Month program honors children between the ages of 3 and 18 who have faced and overcome difficult circumstances. Hospitals and child care facilities throughout the entire country participate in the program.