“Heide Loves to Cheer” pulls back the curtain and gives the readers a peek inside the heart of someone with mental disabilities. Heide’s joyful, loving spirit breaks down barriers and shows her neighbors that including her enriches their world.
Heide is a mentally challenged 28-year-old woman. Her body is that of an adult. However, due to being born with disabilities, Heide’s mindset is that of a child. Billy is a ten year old boy who lives in the neighborhood. He has a cousin with a cognitive disorder, so Billy isn’t intimidated when he first sees Heide cheering for him on her front porch. Heide is a joyful, excited young lady who just wants to be included in the other children’s lives.
“Heide Loves to Cheer” will help you understand Heide’s thoughts and feelings; you’ll see how Billy accepts and befriends Heide. From this insight, readers will learn that meeting individuals with disabilities are really opportunities to make a difference. By including them in your life, you can bring joy and happiness to them as well as yourself. Being kind one to another is a golden rule we all should follow.
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