URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — It’s been years in the making, now it’s time to celebrate.
Cunningham Children’s Home held a dedication in honor of its new building and some former Illini stars came out to help celebrate. The Rosann Gelvin Education Center and the Henson Gym was dedicated.
Some of the building’s supporters were recognized and took a tour of the facility. One of those people was former Illini great, Kendall Gill. He was honored with a big surprise of the gym flood being named after him.
Students made it into the building a few weeks ago and they say it’s already having an impact on them.
“For them to walk into a school, just like a regular school built specifically for them with all the sensory classrooms and all the bells and whistles. They are ecstatic, ” said Marlin Livingston, Cunningham Children’s Home CEO.
Coach Lou Henson’s wife, Mary, was there. She says her husband was hospitalized and is back in rehab. He plans to visit the home when he gets better.