As a new professional teacher, Wendy vowed to use her passion for children and teaching to “Pay It Forward” by creating enchanting learning experiences for her students and their families. Wendy became a teacher role model in Australia and Canada, for her knowledge, creativity, and ability to engage every student in her class. Wendy had a natural gift for making learning relevant, fun, and for achieving high academic standards with true understanding.
After five years of excelling as a teacher, Wendy and her husband, Dr. Kris Soderman, became parents to identical twin boys, Korey and Kyle. What began as a dream come true for a young loving couple, soon became a testament of their unconditional love for their new born sons. The Soderman babies were born prematurely and had an extremely difficult entry into the world. Korey Soderman was born weighing only one pound and as a result was afflicted with severe cerebral palsy.
Wendy left her beloved teaching profession to care for her new babies and to establish therapy and medical schedules for her differently-abled son. Wendy Soderman used her resilient, optimistic approach to life to embrace her new journey with a disabled child.