door to see one of their favorite people, Wendy Simyab. At first glance, Simyab, much like her shop,
doesn’t seem particularly different. But after watching her welcome visitors with a sweet smile and kind
eyes, you begin to realize this is someone special in a way unlike many others.
Simyab is a mother of five and the founder of Kindred Kids, an organization dedicated to providing
equipment and toys to families with kids who have special needs—something Simyab knows about first
hand......

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What's Been Happening at Kindred Kids?
Kindred Kids, Inc.
951 W. James Street
Columbus, WI 53925

Hours:
Call for hours
of operation
or an appointment:
(608) 438-5844

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donation pick-up:
(608) 438-5844
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Someone You Should Know: Wendy Simyab
By Elishah Oesch     Photos by David King       From BRAVA Magazine

The Jefferson Awards started more than 30 years ago in an effort to
recognize the dedication and service of volunteers who transform
lives and strengthen communities nationwide. This month, meet
Wendy Simyab, the recipient of the Jefferson Award in Wisconsin.
It’s 10 a.m. and from the parking lot outside of the not-for-profit
Kindred Kids, you can see two things: First, a number of wheelchair-
accessible cars, and second, parents and kids bustling through the
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Jefferson Award: Wendy Simyab
By Elishah Oesch     From WKOW.com
Posted: Aug 02, 2011 8:22 AM CDT

MADISON (WKOW) -- The Jefferson Awards are a wonderful way
to honor and acknowledge some of the great work and efforts that
members of our community do on a daily basis. This month,
WKOW is pleased to announce the August Jefferson Award
winner, Wendy Simyab, to the community.....

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UCPeople:  Kindred Kids
From UCP of Dane County - Spring 2009 Newsletter

Wendy Simyab recalls single months where her medical bills
totaled over $10,000 for the care of her daughter, Klementina,
who has cerebral palsy. “Play is how kids learn, but often parents
are faced with financial challenges and need to use their money
for equipment, therapy, and specialists and there is no money left
for toys,” said Simyab. It is this first-hand experience that led to
the creation of Kindred Kids.

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Wendy Simyab is August's Jefferson Award Recipient
Mon, 08/08/2011 - 09:06 — tvdao     From Madison Area Technical College

The Jefferson Awards of WI are a wonderful way to honor and acknowledge some of the great work
and efforts that members of our community do on a daily basis.

Wendy Simyab was the recent recipient of the Jefferson Award for August. She is the wife of Ali
Simyab, Madison College Senior Systems Analyst.

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