Onna at Northwest Center Kids

Onna’s personality is perfectly summed up by her parents’ nickname for her: Dancing Iron Baby.

“She’d been through so much, but her little feet, as a baby, they were always dancing,” explains her mother Marija. “She was always moving along, pushing.”

The same kind of emphasis on ability drew Marija to Northwest Center Kids, where Onna, now three, attends Early Learning.

“It felt like the right place for us right away,” Marija says. “At the time, she couldn’t walk yet, couldn’t pull herself into a stand without support. But in the first half an hour at Northwest Center Kids, she was doing it over and over, pulling up without support, because she was just watching what the other kids were doing. It was just, ‘I can do this!’”

With your help, we can enable more children like Onna to soar — equipping them for success throughout their education and eventually, their careers.

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  • Mail to: Northwest Center Development | 7272 West Marginal Way S. | Seattle, WA 98108
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