Kids with physical disabilities and their families face many frustrations but for one family Easter Seals camp is a silver lining.
At 14 years old Thomas is at the age where he wants to assert his independence but having cerebral palsy and limited mobility makes accomplishing this incredibly difficult and frustrating. Thomas’ disability also impairs his speech, so he is often misunderstood, another major roadblock of aggravation.
“It’s very frustrating for Thomas when he desperately wants to do something that takes so much time and effort,” says Linda, Thomas’ mom.
“That doesn’t seem to stop him though, and it’s obvious how much more fulfillment he gets when he’s able to take the reigns.”
Being active and engaged is what Easter Seals camp offers.
“Going to Easter Seals camp is at the top of our list – a highlight of the year for Thomas,” continues Linda. “Not only does it give us quality family time, but it’s also a rare opportunity for Thomas to participate in so many activities and feel like he’s in control.”
It’s challenging to find activities, let alone, a camp that can support Thomas and provide opportunities for him to be actively involved and independent. “I can’t express enough the importance of having a unique facility like Easter Seals camp with quality skilled staff to support a multiple of needs. Not just for Thomas, but all kids with disabilities. It’s a silver lining for many families.”