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We are sisters, Lindsey (to the left) and Alycia (to the right).
Why We Started This Blog ‘Intensive Therapy for Kids’
We learned through our own experience, our supporters, and the kids our foundation has helped, that being a part of the special needs community may feel like a lonely and isolated world at times.
We want to change that…
In March of 2020 (right when COVID hit) we had a calling to take things one step further…
We wanted to create a hub, a community, an incredible place, for caregivers, parents, therapists, educators, and anyone else connected to the world of cerebral palsy or special needs to receive valuable information in one spot!
- 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 this blog is to provide a solution to your burning questions and needs.
We have a long way to go to make this spot more valuable and amazing for you!
Being a part of our email list is a great way for us to stay connected.
We 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 our vision and we hope to get there together!
With that said, here’s a little bit about us and how we got here. 🙂
Meet The Sisters
Co-Founder, The LENN Foundation and Content Developer, Intensive Therapy for Kids Blog
“Meet my adorable nephew, Lenny, on the left! Lenny is the reason why my sister and started The LENN Foundation including our blog, Intensive Therapy for Kids.
We thought it would help to put a face to our names!
My sister and I have always shared an amazing bond.
Yes, we’ve had our normal spats as sisters do! Fighting over our Barbies when we were little, and now, who’s treating the other to coffee or dinner?!
But neither of us would have ever known just how important that bond would become…
On October 1, 2015, Alycia gave birth to her son, my precious nephew, Lenny. Weighing in at 1 pound 7 ounces, Lenn could fit into the palm of your hand.
After 7 long and emotional months in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), Lenny was finally released on April 28, 2016 to go home.
Over the first two years of Lenny’s life, I witnessed firsthand the emotional roller coaster my sister and her husband, Justin, went through. They dealt with various medical bills, constant trips to the doctor, in-house therapy appointments, and waiting for various forms of special equipment to get approved by insurance.
Through it all, I have admired Alycia, Justin, and Lenny for their courage and ability to keep a positive attitude in everything they have encountered.
Looking at that radiant smile on Lenny’s face and seeing the incredible progress Lenny has made (thanks to the help of his amazing doctors and therapists) has inspired me to do what I can to help other families with children who have cerebral palsy.
The difficulty my sister and her husband financially went through with Lenny’s medical expenses was heart-wrenching to witness and led us to start The LENN Foundation.
How many other parents were facing these same issues?
No parent should ever have to stress over their child’s medical needs, especially when it comes to their precious one receiving therapy!
It has become my mission to make sure families receive peace of mind knowing our foundation is here to help their children receive the pediatric therapies they need to thrive in their everyday life.
As a parent, you should be able to focus on what matters most, loving and taking care of your child.”
Co-Founder, The LENN Foundation and Social Media Guru
“Since the day Lenny was born, my husband and I have always felt that he was brought into this world to help people.
You can truly see it in his eyes. He was born with an incredible ability to persevere despite the odds and has taught us so much about what it means to fight with grace and courage.
Any time there was an ounce of doubt, he would look up from beneath the tubes and wires with a smile on his tiny face, reminding us that everything would be ok.
In a time that we had to be strong, it was always our little warrior Lennon who kept us going.
It’s that strength that has proven not only his will to live but also his inherent capacity to inspire. While Lennon’s will has never wavered, navigating the healthcare system has challenged us from day one.
My husband and I are all too familiar with the mountains of paperwork and confusing hospital bills.
It has certainly been a long and difficult road. We have researched endlessly, questioned healthcare providers, battled with insurance companies.
In this time when our son needed love and support more than almost anything else, we found ourselves on hours of long phone calls doing everything in our power to advocate for the best possible care for Lennon, yet hitting roadblocks everywhere we turned.
While it was certainly difficult, we have learned a great deal.
With The LENN Foundation, we want to use what we have learned from our struggles to help others navigate the system and avoid the pitfalls.
We know firsthand how incredibly stressful (and expensive) it all can be. If we can do anything to help lessen that burden for families in need, even the slightest, then our mission will be a success.”
Take a peek into the life of Alycia and Lenny @luckylittlelenny ♥
Meet Lindsey’s son, Cody, and Alycia’s son, Lenny…
These two love bugs are the light of our lives.
We’ve learned through watching Cody and Lenny 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.
We hope to emulate the same love and acceptance through a website dedicated to you and cerebral palsy kids worldwide.
What To Expect
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- Featured articles by expert Pediatric Therapists
- New blog posts and older posts are updated with fresh new content
- Other useful resources
Our goal is to make this spot super helpful so you receive a TON of value.
We are constantly updating and changing this website to make it better for you so be sure to check back often!
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