Editor’s Note: This is the fourth of six daily profiles of this year’s team captains for the annual Little Hearts Big Smiles Fun Day 5K set for Saturday, May 19.
Kaylee Jones is 10 years old and in Mrs. Dillow’s third-grade class at Clinton-Massie Elementary, where she is often recognized for her hard work and participation.
She is constantly displaying good manners and severs as a positive role model to her peers.
Kaylee was diagnosed with autism at the age of three and has continually made progress and crossed several hurdles to get where she is today.
She is very interested in drawing, painting and building Legos. In her free time, Kaylee enjoys camping, riding four-wheelers, riding hikes and playing outside.
Kaylee is the daughter of Kelly Hopkins and the little sister of Joey Kidder.
Kaylee gets a lot of love and support from her family and her Clinton-Massie Elementary family along with a special influence in her life, Chris Haidet.
This will be her first year of participating the Little Hearts Big Smiles Fun Day 5K.
All proceeds from this event will go to benefit Phase 4 of the Little Hearts Big Smiles Playground. Phase 4 includes the addition of handi-accesible restrooms for children and families.
To find out more about the 5K and for more information about Little Heart Smiles Big Smiles, visit www.littleheartsbigsmiles.org or find them on Facebook.