Chances are you, your neighbor, friend or co-worker has a personal connection with someone who is struggling with a disability, and they need you to help guide them through. Your participation in Walk With Me will help ensure people with all types of disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in our community. Through Early Childhood Intervention, camps, education, therapy, training, technology and many more support services, Easter Seals provides help, hope, and answers to over 15,000 families living with disabilities in the Greater Houston area each year. Your support makes this possible. Join Easter Seals in providing help, hope & answers by participating in #WWMHouston2024!
Luke was born at 32 weeks due to placental abruption. About four months later, his mom noticed that he seemed a little stiff, and asked for an MRI as her “mommy instinct” knew something wasn’t quite right. His pediatrician agreed, and an MRI showed a brain bleed, intraventricular hemorrhage, and periventricular leukomalacia. His pediatrician was quick to ease his parents worried hearts with the good news that this was caught early, and an early intervention of PT/OT would help tremendously. Initial evaluations with private clinics were scheduled…only for COVID to shut the world down the following week, cancelling all appointments for new patients. Knowing time was of the essence, his new developmental pediatrician recommended reaching out to Early Childhood Intervention. Easter Seals Greater Houston stepped in and immediately scheduled an evaluation via telehealth, and Luke started therapy the following week. Thanks to ECI and physical therapist Leanne Armel in particular, Luke has been given the best head start his anxious parents could ever ask for. While he ended up being diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, you might not know that based on his happy personality, excellent communication skills, and rapidly improving motor skills. “I know deep in my heart that Luke is going to live a full, well rounded life, but I also know that would not have been possible without ECI. We are forever grateful for all the guidance and support Easter Seals has given not just to Luke, but to our entire family” said Sam, Luke’s mom.
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