Condition / Challenge:

Intellectual disability, developmental delay as well as speech delay

Celebrated For:

Kristopher Lowrence is 8 years old and lives in Bullard, Tx with his grandmother and his cousin, Jailynn. Kris’grandmother has raised both children from birth. He was born to parents who struggle with addiction, and due to Kris’ prenatal exposure to drugs/alcohol, he was placed in the home of his grandmother Mary. Kris was diagnosed with intellectual disability, developmental delay as well as speech delay. Ms. Lowrance was unable to take Kris in public other than doctor’s appointments or needed services. His extreme social delay made it difficult for him to play with other children and resulted in tantrums.

When he began school at Bullard ISD his tantrums began to decrease and his vocabulary exploded. He began to form relationships with his peers and his personality bloomed! Kris has made huge strides educationally. He knows all colors, shapes, most letters, some numbers and can write his first and last name. He loves to sing and dance! He is very funny and entertaining. He enjoys conversation, learning new things and school. He goes to lunch with regular education class as well as P.E., recess, technology, art/music, library time and any parties or special events his class may be involved in. Kris is involved in a dance class for special needs children at Artistic Dance Concepts.

He recently completed swim lessons. He loves to go to Six Flags and ride roller coasters! He participates in the special needs Sunday school program at Flint Baptist Church. His favorite thing to do is go to the “toy store.” He knows every Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and Power Ranger. Kris has a very sweet spirit and his favorite person in the world is his grandmother, who he calls Nanny. He enjoys spending time with his best friend, Ronny, but makes certain that at the end of the day he goes home to his Nanny. She believes that Kris can achieve anything and everything he is given the opportunity to do. If history continues to repeat itself, I believe she just may be right!

“He knows every Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and Power Ranger. Kris has a very sweet spirit and his favorite person in the world is his grandmother, who he calls Nanny.”