First Posted: 1/13/2008
At their initial meeting of 2008 Wyoming Borough council honored resident, Stephanie Jallen, an 11-year-old student from 10th Street School who has been an inspiration for all those she has met, including amputees returning from Iraq and Afghanistan..
Stephanie was born with a rare physical disability known as CHILD syndrome, which left her with an underdeveloped left arm.
She later had to have her left leg amputated during her infancy. But neither of these obstacles has kept Stephanie down.
Mayor Bob Boyer and council recognized her for serving as a model youth and being an inspiration to many through her activities.
Mayor Boyer praised her for her courage and determination. He spoke of her amazing skill on the ski slopes. Stephanie has been training for the Paralympics Ski Team and recently won a gold medal in a national downhill race.
While skiing in Colorado, Stephanie addressed and skied with US Military Veterans who were returning from Iraq as amputees.
As her proud family looked on, Stephanie addressed council and Mayor Boyer thanking them for all their support.
She said that she would be heading to Colorado to train and compete in February.
Last year, Stephanie addressed the Pennsylvania Senate in Harrisburg as a special guest of Sen. Ray Musto.