– Employee Highlight

At three months old, Jessica Rosenbohm began to have a seizure disorder which caused some brain damage and developmental delays. In 1980, at eleven months old, her doctor, Robert Hart, introduced Jessica and her family to Easter Seals.

The non-profit organization has served as an indispensable resource for individuals with disabilities and their families. The Rosenbohm Family has been a part of Easter Seals even after Jessica completed their therapy program when she was in 5th grade.

The baby of four siblings and Hanna City native, Jessica was asked to be in a local style show during the Easter Seals Telethon when she was first a client there. Through the years, Jessica’s parents helped backstage at the Telethon, separating and sorting pledges.

In 2015, Jessica began a letter writing campaign to obtain funds during the Telethon and continues to do so. Since starting that fundraiser, Jessica has raised $48,000 for Easter Seals. Each year, Easter Seals presents her with a check in front of tv cameras. Jessica is called an Easter Seals Ambassador.

Easter Seals helped Jessica get her current job at Peoria Production Shop (PPS). Jessica began working at PPS fourteen years ago. Currently, Jessica is in the labeling and packaging departments. She is responsible for labeling thousands of boxes to prepare for packaging the products. In addition to labeling, her favorite project to work on is packaging spark plugs. Jessica describes PPS as family oriented, friendly, and a place filled with fun, hard working individuals.

While not on the shop floor, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, especially eating out or going on vacations.  She is an active member of the St. John Lutheran Church and is on the Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association (HISRA) Special Olympic golf team.  Jessica loves shopping and her favorite stores are Kohl’s and Target.

 

 

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