One of Ilene's former students named Alissa came to visit Ilene. Alissa presently lives in California. Her mother brought her to Las Vegas for Spring Break to visit Ilene. This touched Ilene's family deeply. What a special relationship Mrs. Sorenson and Alissa have.
Thanks to all the families, friends, teachers, students for their love and support. Ilene's room is full of cards and pictures and notes from people who love her.
Yesterday I recieved a phone call from Rosie. She put her cell phone to Ilene so I could hear what was going on. Ilene was counting fast and correctly. (12, 13, 14, 15) She was practicing her numbers and letters. Later in the day we went to visit Ilene and see all the excitement. She was awake and practicing words with her speech therapist. She also ate choclate pudding and they got her to sip some apple juice. It was very exciting. MacKenna Osborne and Kelsea Smith were standing next to Ilene. Ilene said, "Rosemary promise me you'll bring Mackenna back!" This was very exciting and of course made Mackenna's day. -B. Smith