Kenny Daly

Kenny Daly

Kenny’s parents brought Kenny to Grandma Russell in 1951 at the age of 18 months old. His father was an Air Force Pilot stationed at McCoy Air Force Base. The family had to leave for overseas, so Kenny stayed with Grandma Russell. Kenny became a part of our family...
Lisa and Jackie

Lisa and Jackie

Lisa Dunlap came to our home via social services in 1971. Lisa was born on October 5, 1967 with a deficiency in her 22nd chromosome; she was born during the second trimester of pregnancy. Four years later Lisa’s mother notified Grandma Russell that she had another...
Benjamin Leary

Benjamin Leary

The local police department brought Benji to Grandma Russell in 1971 after a family dispute. He was in a wheelchair and had very little use of his arms. He immediately became part of the family! His relationship with Grandma was very special and he will be the first...
Amy Thomas

Amy Thomas

Letter from Amy’s Mother The Russell Home for Atypical Children has been a special part of my life for over 40 years. Life radically changes when you have a child that is born with special needs. You become emotionally and physically drained, isolated and often have...