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Hi I'm Jackie

I teach kids how to dance, sing, and play the piano. I have epilepsy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Jackie, and I love to dance! I love the way it feels to dance around like crazy and act like no one is watching! I love making people laugh and feel like a part of the group. I like throwing out my opinion and my own idea and take on things. I'm a leader, not a follower. School is tough, but I set an example to those around me. I work with all kinds of different kids, and I teach them how to dance, sing, and play the piano. I'm a hip-hop choreographer for a little girls dance team squad, and it makes me so happy to help others and watch them succeed. When they do that really cool move I just taught them, the expression on their face is priceless. I love being myself. ♥

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents were converts to the church, and because of them I was basically born into this church. My mom was converted a couple months after I was born. I chose to follow His gospel because I saw how happy the people were in the church and I decided that I would keep following the teachings of the church. I love my Heavenly Father and I thank Him everyday for all the blessings in my life. Many times have I had to face opposition, and at times I felt as if all was lost...yet, that was not so. I would remember that my Heavenly Father loves me and that he wants me to be happy. I would pray and immediately feel better. When I was daignosed with epilepsy, I was discouraged because I knew that I would have set backs from it. I felt as if my world had caved in. I went from being the captain of the cheerleading squad, to someone who had to be taught how to walk again. Many nights I would lay down to sleep without praying to my Heavenly Father, because I had given up. Then, one night, I had to pray. The Spirit told me that I needed to thank Heavenly Father for all that He has done for me. Therefore, I did just that. As I started to end my prayer, I started to cry. I realized that all the time I had spent giving up and being sad, my Heavenly Father had been there for me all along and that all is not lost. From that point on, I started recognizing all the things I was grateful for. I could've been laying in a hospital with a few short minutes to live, but Heavenly Father blessed me with epilepsy. My experiences and hardships have helped me gain a closer relationship with my Heavenly Father. I know that He loves me, and I love Him too. I know the gospel is true and that we have a prophet on the earth today, and I will be blessed for being a virtuous daughter of God.

How I live my faith

I have gone to old folks homes and sang to them and played the paino for them. I've made blankets for the children at Riley Hospital. I have sent out toiletries to people in other countries who need them much more than I do. I am currently teaching a girl from India how to speak English and how to do math. I enjoy participating in activities in my community and in the church because it makes me feel good inside to know that I am serving others.