Expenses with a unique child can be outrageous for families and we are no exception. We try very hard to make life as “normal” as possible for Linden. Honestly “normal” doesn’t even make sense but for the purpose of this blog I’m going to use that word, loosely.
Linden’s average week includes full day school, five days a week. After school he has therapies totaling six times a week. These include Occupational, Physical and Speech therapy. He also has swim lessons Thursday evening, horse therapy on Thursday and wheelchair basketball on Saturday. Needless to say, he’s a pretty busy guy. Our co-pays for traditional therapies and the non-covered by insurance horse therapy tends to make our bank account stretched extremely thin.
We were very fortunately to hear about a foundation that supports individuals with Cerebral Palsy and their families. They have a grant program to assist in specific financial situations like ours. We found ourselves with a hefty outstanding balance with Linden’s horse therapy and were coming up short on options to pay it. This is where the Alyssa V. Phillips Foundation came to our rescue. Within less than 24 hours of me applying and giving supporting invoice documents, we were notified that our request was accepted and that the check is on it’s way. They promptly addressed our concern and unselfishly granted the funds to give Linden the opportunity to continue to ride. We are truly blessed to have their support of giving Linden the chance to have that “normal” life.
Thank you Alyssa V. Phillips Foundation!