The Washington Elks Therapy Program, established in 1954, provides essential home-based therapy for children with developmental or physical disabilities.
But what does this mean in real terms? For families like ours, it means the world.
Our daughter, Jiana, diagnosed with hemimegaloencephaly, faced intense seizures from birth. Despite numerous treatments, relief seemed distant until we opted for epilepsy surgery at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Post-surgery, Jiana became seizure-free, but her recovery journey had just begun.
This is where the Elks Therapy Program stepped in, playing a pivotal role in Jiana’s rehabilitation. While she still faces challenges, such as not being able to walk or stand independently, the therapy has enabled her to roll, sit on her own, and even feed herself with her dominant arm. Every day, we see progress, small victories that give us hope and strength.
In sharing our story, we hope to shed light on the invaluable work of the Elks Therapy Program and the profound impact it has on families like ours. It’s a beacon of hope in our often-tumultuous medical journey, reminding us that with the right support, every child can reach their potential.