Lake Area United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of everyone in our community. We fight for Jane and we win when Kelly B Todd CP Center is able to make Jane and her family's life a little easier by not charging for services Jane so badly needs.
*Jane comes to KBT twice a week for physical, occupational and speech (swallowing) therapy. Jane was diagnosed with Down syndrome shortly after she was born. She was hospitalized in the NICU for over a week. Two months later she was hospitalized for heart surgery and again hospitalized to repair a ventricular septal defect and atrial septal defect.
Intensive bi-weekly therapy began when she had recovered fully from the two surgeries and evaluations began at 9 months. Initially, Jane was unable to roll, sit unsupported, eat or swallow without difficulty. Currently, at 2 years of age, she can pull up to a standing position and walk with the aid of one hand support or with a gait trainer (walker). She has shown great improvements with her strength, stability, balance, and functional mobility since the beginning of therapy at KBT. It has been a joy to witness these improvements over the last year! Just think about the cost of all the therapy services that Jane requires - and how crippling for a family, even if they have insurance to help with some of that cost. KBT has never charged Jane’s family a dime for her therapy. We can do that only because people are willing to donate to our cause and allow our staff to invest time and expertise in helping a child reach their full potential!