North Branch area girl with Down syndrome educating others, changing perspectives

The dinner crew and others at Denny’s March 21 pose for a picture while wearing their “Braylee’s Blessings” T-shirts. From left: Jenna Foyt; Cory Ness (Braylee’s brother); Becky Garza; Bella Kleaver; Ari Carlson; Kaleen Jacobs (assistant manager). Front row: Braylee Ness; Tracy Engler; Jonny Engler (Braylee’s friend).

The dinner crew and others at Denny’s March 21 pose for a picture while wearing their “Braylee’s Blessings” T-shirts. From left: Jenna Foyt; Cory Ness (Braylee’s brother); Becky Garza; Bella Kleaver; Ari Carlson; Kaleen Jacobs (assistant manager). Front row: Braylee Ness; Tracy Engler; Jonny Engler (Braylee’s friend).

Four-year-old Braylee Ness sat at a table with her older sister, Kenzie, at Denny’s Restaurant in North Branch on Monday of last week.

Kenzie would make a face at her, and Braylee would crack a big smile and let out a delighted giggle.

The employees of the restaurant who were near the little girl and her sister at the time of this exchange smiled right along with her.

Braylee has become a part of their lives, and they support Braylee and her family as they deal with the complications of her Down syndrome.

Continue reading this ECM Post Review story by Derrick Knutson.

 

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