Washington Elks Therapy Program for Children: Our Kids

Eli

Meet Eli!!! Eli is an amazing 6-year-old boy with a very rare genetic condition, TUBA1A – associated tubulinopathy, which causes changes to the brain. Many children with TUBA1A have developmental delay, tight muscles (spasticity) and/or reduced muscle tone (hypotonia) and eye problems. Feeding difficulties are also associated with this condition. But that does not stop… Read more

Makenna

This is Makenna, a happy 3 year old girl. When Makenna was a baby, she never put anything in her mouth, not her fingers, not her toys. This made things a bit easier on us as we didn’t have to worry about surrounding her with clean toys that were okay to be chewed on. The… Read more

Maddie

Maddie is my 6-year-old daughter. She has been seen by her Elks therapist for the past three years to help with her delays related to her Rett syndrome and Crohn’s disease. Rett syndrome is a rare postnatal neurological disorder. It occurs primarily in girls and is more rare in boys. She has loss of speech,… Read more

Hazel

Meet our daughter Hazel! Hazel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at five months old, after we found out she had had a stroke in utero. We’ve been working with Washington Elks Therapy Program for Children ever since. Hazel is now two years old and thriving. She is a happy, funny and determined little girl. Since… Read more

Enzo

Meet Enzo! Enzo is a spirited young fellow. He was born with Downs syndrome, a genetic disorder, and heart defects that required surgery. He spent the first months of his life at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Secondary to his heart problem, he also has feeding issues and has needed a feeding tube. Enzo started crawling a… Read more

Beverly

Beverly is one of “OUR KIDS”, receiving the gift of occupational therapy services made possible with the generous donations to the Therapy program! She was born prematurely, at 34 weeks’ gestation, weighing 2 pounds 5 ounces. She has been diagnosed with Q13 deletion and low muscle tone, among other diagnoses of which she is being… Read more

Golf Raises $4600 for State Therapy Program!

Collville, Washington July 25, 2020 The Colville Elks Lodge #1753 sponsored our first annual golf tournament, The Colville Elks Open,  to benefit the Washington State Elks Association Therapy Program for Children. Despite our covid-19 restrictions 12 teams joined us to play, including a great team from the Greater Spokane Elks Lodge #228.  In the end… Read more

Coronavirus and the Washington Elks Therapy Program

Currently everything that we do in our lives is in a state of change. Our travel habits, work and who we see during the day has changed dramatically. We talk on our phones and are using social media to work and communicate with family and friends. We are eagerly looking forward to our lives returning… Read more

Teleheath

Elks therapy continues despite “stay at home directive” In typical Elks therapist fashion, we have adapted to our current situation with creativity! Although home therapy is not possible at this time, the entire staff of the WA Elks Therapy Program has continued to provide Therapy service and support to “OUR KIDS.” Many of our kiddos… Read more