“Our choice of TLC...comes down to this: they care deeply about hurt children and this caring shows in everything they do.”

Once upon a time...

...there was a bewitching little girl who loved fairy tales, fables and French fries. For some things she had a different way of doing and for others she typified typical. On getting the extra help she needed, Catie knew exactly what she wanted: more fun! Thankfully, TLC is always happy to oblige.

Our challenges...

Catie’s right hand and foot plus vision, balance, coordination and speech were injured when she suffered a stroke in the fifth month of her development. This type of brain injury is often called Cerebral Palsy.

Here’s the plan...

Catie’s success plan as designed and executed by TLC and her parents includes physical and occupational plus hyperbaric oxygen. And guess what? One day at a time, with hard work and some serious silliness, she is gaining strength, balance, coordination and a super self-esteem. Way to grow Catie!

Mama says...

“Giving our daughter every chance at her best life has taken us in many directions – therapy-based group learning from Hungary, physical strengthening from Poland, extreme brain training from Philadelphia, plus therapeutic horseback riding, orthoptics, myofascial release, hyperbaric oxygen, craniosacral, physical, occupational and speech therapy. Our choice of TLC for many of these services comes down to this: they care deeply about hurt children and this caring shows in everything they do.” --From Catie’s mom, Grace Serra Boldman.

Our son, Trevor has been part of TLC Speech Therapy program for years, and what a wonderful experience it has been for him. He has Down Syndrome and is considered non- verbal and as parents we can understand what he says but for the community it is very hard. If we had a hard time understanding him he would shut down and just say “don’t know”. This was a huge struggle.

After a year of therapy, Trevor has gained confidence and we noticed he would start raising his hand at school and catechism and wanted to participate with the others, this brought tears to our eyes since he would never want anyone to call on him for an answer. Our family and friends noticed a big difference as well and he felt so good, he just needed to learn to slow down and pronounce his letters in the words and they would come out clearer and they would get the gist of his conversation.

Three years ago Trevor, who is 24 years old, was asked to be part of the TLC’s staff to clean their offices on Fridays – he was so proud that he was a working man and the staff at TLC has accepted him and include him in all their functions. He felt like he was like his brothers and had a paying job!

We can’t thank TLC enough for giving Trevor the confidence and opportunity to be with TLC; it has made a world of difference!! --Frank and Cheryl Taylor