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Johnson County woman helps kids with COVID-19 anxiety by reading bedtime stories

Posted at 10:20 AM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 10:20:45-04

JOHNSON CO. — COVID-19 has been overwhelming in many ways. One Johnson County young lady decided to do something about it and parked herself in a comfortable place with her favorite books.

Mickey Deputy decided she would record bedtime stories on her Facebook page after a social media post from a mother concerned her child was not sleeping over concerns with the pandemic.

"I love to read to kids because it's our future generation," Deputy said.

"I want everyone to know that they are loved."

At 10-months old, Deputy had open-heart surgery. She beat childhood leukemia. And now is heading into her 8th season as a Colts Junior cheerleader.

"I'm actually a Down Syndrome Child. I am who I am meant to be," Deputy said. "We are worthwhile 'cause special abilities people ... they can't do much, but I'm a daughter of the true king — Jesus and God. "

The 23-year-old is faithful to her reading project and often shares her faith with Bible-related stories.

Mickey's mom didn't know she as doing this until it popped up on her feed. "She wanted to help other people and she has a huge heart for kids," Deputy's mom said.

In this chapter of her life, Deputy still has many tales to tell one page at a time.

Deputy has posted all of her bedtime stories on her Facebook page.