Play Care helps Marie--a busy mom of two who is grateful for The Kroc staff that watch her kids so she can enjoy a few precious hours for personal enrichment each week. Group fitness classes and the camaraderie of other moms allow her to feel emotionally and physically recharged, while her children can learn and play in a caring environment.
Four years ago, Jeff hit rock bottom. As part of his rehabilitation, Jeff joined The Kroc Center through the Scholarship Program. He enjoys swimming again and lifting weights, but when he tried Zumba®, it changed his life. Jeff is now hooked on healthy activity and loves being a good role model for his son.
Dexter is a retired truck driver and mother of two who has competed in many triathlons in her 70 years, including six IRONMAN® races. She has received two IRONMAN® Age Group Wins and over 30 medals from various races. Her goal is to be the first female in the 70–74 age group to finish IRONMAN® Coeur d'Alene.
Drugs and abuse had followed Bella since she was eight years old. It was her now adopted parents, Jeff and Daniella Cross and The Kroc Church family that wrapped their arms around Bella. They showed their love to her and her son, and gave her a job at The Kroc Center. Bella has been given a second chance and is now a strong woman and loving mom.
After two knee replacements and hip surgery, Patrick was overweight, depressed and living in constant pain. It was Patrick's determination and the staff at The Kroc Center that helped him change his lifestyle to include better nutrition and daily exercise. Patrick now he feels better physically and spiritually, and has drawn closer to his wife and son.
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