Monday, June 04, 2007

Easter Seals Walk with Me-Part II

S~I am posting this again as a reminder that if anyone would still like to sponsor us, we can still accept donations up until 3:00pm on Thursday. The walk is this Thursday and so far we have raised $1325.00! Thank you so much to all of you who have supported us thus far; your friendship and support are so important to Teresa and I, and we are extremely greatful.

(from the previous post by Teresa, I would not want to be blamed for plagerism) "Easter Seals has truly been a blessing in our lives. I read about families who have trouble finding services or do not get along with their therapists. We have never had an issue like that. Easter Seals is our Early Intervention Program where we live. Clare was connected with the organization when she was three months old, a few weeks after her diagnosis. She began her first occupational therapy session at four months old and has been going strong ever since. We all loved her OT from the start. As Clare got older and walking still seemed in the distant future, Easter Seals (without any headaches) added physical therapy to Clare's services. Again, we hit it off with Clare's PT from the first session. In addition, Clare's therapists have aided us in connecting with the swallow specialist, nutritionist, and most recently, the orthopedic surgeon. They are both ready with research and other resources that we may need. All of this is to NO COST TO US. We do not pay a dime for Clare's services through Easter Seals. Medical bills can be very stressful and quite a damper on a family's financial situation. There have already been many, many bills due to Clare's multiple caths and surgery. Not having to worry about how many therapies we can afford or how many our insurance can pay for has been a big load off our mind. We can concentrate instead on making sure Clare gets everything she needs to thrive. Therefore, it is very important to us that Easter Seals continues to be able to offer this same exceptional service to other children (and adults) like Clare.

Please donate to the walk - there is a link to your right that takes you to our personal Walk page. Thank you for your support!"
Thanks again to everyone and we will be sure to post some pics of the walk!

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