Scott Braddock via Crowdrise
January 23, 2012
BENEFITING: THE BELL CENTER FOR EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS
EVENT DATE: Feb 12, 2012
The Mercedes Marathon has become a family affair this year. Team Caroline is comprised of a support team of family that have all committed to run on February 12 and raise funds for The Bell Center. Aunt Christy, Uncle Mike, Aunt Leslie, Uncle Todd & Daddy are supporting Caroline and The Bell Center! Thank you for your consideration of support and reading our story. Here is a little of Caroline's story directly from her parents:
Caroline is now in her third and final year at The Bell Center! Her class this year is two hours twice a week where she is partnered with trained volunteers and a team of therapists. For those two hours she is working hard toward specific speech, occupational therapy (fine motor), physical therapy (gross motor) and cognitive goals. She's currently working on running, jumping, scribbling with crayons & putting sounds into words and her few words into sentences. She's made remarkable progress this year and we continue to give The Bell Center great credit for that.
As Caroline begins preschool in the fall, we can send her confidently, knowing that these years of early intervention at The Bell Center have provided the very best foundation on which to build her continued developments & achievements. As we've now dipped our toe into the special needs world, we realize just how blessed we are. On any given visit to The Bell Center we see children with very severe disabilities with parents who are doing the very best that they can manage. One of the greatest qualities of The Bell Center is the sense of great hope and joy that they pass to weary and overwhelmed parents. Families across Alabama (including us) travel great distances multiple times during every week because The Bell Center offers the very best for our very special children at very little cost to us.
This Mercedes Marathon is the single greatest fundraiser The Bell Center does. Because of your dollars, The Bell Center continues to serve all children at risk for developmental delay in Alabama. We believe in it, support it and encourage you do the same.
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Thank you for your generosity and support of our family and The Bell Center.