Kimberley is a precocious 10 year old. She is friendly, bubbly, smiley, open to challenges, and has Cerebral Palsy. She was born 3 months early and has been participating in Elks Therapy since she was 3 years old. She has worked on sitting, crawling, sitting posture and balance, standing, mobility, using her hands functionally, handwriting, keyboarding, and dressing. Her therapist has worked with her at home, at school where her Mom is a kindergarten teacher, in her wheelchair, with her Physical Therapist while working on walking, during Therapeutic Horseback riding, and while working on riding a tricycle. Kimberley has a very supportive family. Her 2 brothers have been very involved in her OT sessions, as have her Mom and Dad. Without the Elks Therapy Program, Kimberley would not have been able to receive the variety of OT, PT, and speech, as well as orthotic services that she has needed. Elks Therapy has been a God Send for Kimberley’s family. They are thankful for her OT and the therapist that would otherwise be unavailable to them for financial and geographical reasons.
Thank you to the members of the Washington State Elks Association members that have supported the Washington Elks Therapy Program for Children.