A champion is someone who gets up, even when they can’t
This quote by Jack Dempsey perfectly describes the children in ACTS’ Birth to Three Intervention Program. Children like Alex, who was born with Phelan-McDermid (22q13 deletion) Syndrome, a rare disease that will always affect his speech and physical development.
Alex came to ACTS just before his first birthday. As expected from his disease he showed no signs of speech, and was unable to crawl or stand. ACTS’ physical therapists started working with Alex right away using a mobility machine to learn to crawl.
Now, at two, and thanks to weekly visits with physical, speech and occupational therapists Alex not only crawls but can stand and walk by himself. He’s also started to make sounds and continues to work weekly with therapists to improve and maintain each of these skills.
This year ACTS’ will see over 150 children in our Birth to Three Intervention Program; providing physical, speech and occupational therapy to children, like Alex, who have been diagnosed as having a handicap or are at risk of developing a significant delay. Children are treated one-on-one in their homes and our clinic to deal with mobility issues, eating and speaking. Delays in these areas can greatly affect a child’s development, but thanks to our therapists many of these children are given the tools to live full lives.
With the cost of health insurance growing, many McHenry County residents have trouble providing quality care for themselves and their families. Through the years ACTS has continued to serve patients with little or no health insurance. There is currently a wait list for patients in all three therapy areas.
Your donation will help eliminate that list and will provide much needed therapy to these individuals.
All ACTS Champions receive special recognition on our donor wall, website and in our annual report, and special invitations to “Champions” events:
- Gold Champion – (Champion gifts of $500 or more)
- Silver Champions – (Champion gifts of $250 to $499)
- Bronze Champions – (Champion gifts of $100 to $249)
- Copper Champion – (Champion gifts under $100)
These children are champions for continuing the fight against their diseases and delays. You can be a champion too by supporting them in their fight.
Please take time and Click Here Today to Donate to our Birth to Three Intervention Program.
You may also mail your donation to:
Adult & Child Therapy Services
708 Washington Street,
Woodstock, IL 60098