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Back in 2017, I co-founded a nonprofit, The LENN Foundation, with my best friend who is my sister, Alycia, to help kids with cerebral palsy.
Why did we start it?
My nephew, Lenny, was born prematurely in October 2015 weighing in at 1 pound 7 ounces, he could fit into the palm of your hand.
I saw firsthand the heartache and struggles my sister and brother-in-law faced while Lenny was in the NICU for 7 trying months.
Not only were they hit hard financially but emotionally as well.
Our entire family felt the pain.
This was so darn hard to experience with them and more importantly, to see what they went through during that time.
Lenny was diagnosed after 18 months with cerebral palsy.
We had this burning desire to relieve the financial burden of families struggling to pay for their children’s medical needs with cerebral palsy.
Hence, The LENN Foundation was born.
We learned from families that the #1 thing they needed was for their child to receive intensive physical therapy.
Which, unfortunately, insurance does not cover.
This Leads Me To How and Why “Intensive Therapy for Kids” Was Created…
I learned through my own experience, my sister’s, and the families we help, that being a part of the special needs community may feel like a lonely and isolated world at times. I want to change that…
In March of 2020 (right when COVID hit) I had a calling to take things one step further…
I wanted to create a hub, a community, an incredible place, for caregivers, parents, therapists, educators, and anyone else connected to the world of special needs to receive VALUABLE information in one spot!
- What are the best tools to use?
- How can I inspire my child’s development?
- How can I inspire my child to learn?
- Where can I go for my voice to be heard?
- How do I navigate my life’s journey with the condition my child has been diagnosed with?
- What resources are at my disposal?
The intention of the website “Intensive Therapy for Kids” is to provide a solution to your burning questions and needs.
My team and I have a long way to go to make this spot more valuable and amazing for you.
Being a part of my special email list is one way for us to stay connected.
I want to continue learning from you about how to make this the ultimate spot for you to receive the tools, information, and resources you need for your child to thrive.
That’s my vision and I hope we can get there together! 🙂
Meet My Son, Cody, and Nephew, Lenny…
These two love bugs are my light.
I’ve learned through watching my 7-year-old son and 5-year-old nephew that we are each special in our own way.
Together we have two KEY things in common …
To be loved and accepted by others.
It is that simple. 🙂
I hope to emulate the same love and acceptance through a website dedicated to you and special kids worldwide.
What Can You Expect?
You’ll see valuable content published weekly like…
- New blog posts
- Older blog posts updated with fresh new content
- Product reviews
- Book read alouds
- Printable learning activities
- Other useful resources
My goal is to make this spot super helpful so you receive a TON of value.
I’m constantly updating and changing this website to make it better for you so be sure to check back often!
Do you have anything to share?
If so, I’d love to hear what you’re thinking! Shoot me an email at [email protected]