This is an especially SWEET joyful connection.
You will not only SEE joy but you will TASTE it. How can you not? Just close your eyes and recall your first time tasting the sweet sensation of cotton candy melting upon your tongue.
For many, our first memories of eating this pink, blue or yellow spun sugar delight were as children, often walking aside our parents or siblings at a county fair, a carnival, or, maybe, a zoo. Cotton candy is not so much about the flavor as it is about the memories it evokes years later.
Memories are all 34-year-old Janice Rosales has now in relation to food. This time last year, the degenerative disease, Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia, that took away ability to walk, also took her away her ability to swallow solid foods.
Where Janice once delighted on chowing down on juicy In-n-Out burgers, her mother's homemade cheesy lasagne, all-you-can eat salads and chicken McNuggets, she now only has the memories.
Until this past Sunday.
With Joey at her bedside in Arizona and myself inside a ferris wheel in California, we joyfully connected at Santa Ana Zoo to create new memories... with cotton candy.
**** Joey, Janice and I are aiming to spread joy through our non-profit organization, Joyful Connections. Would you like to join us? All you need is access to Facebook messenger and a planned outing or activity that evokes JOY. Joyful Connections will provide the individuals needing to experience some joy in their lives.
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Kim, Joey and Janice. ❤🐒🍭🐵🍦🐪🍭🦃🍦❤
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