Each day, Oak-Leyden helps children and adults with developmental disabilities meet life’s challenges and reach their highest potential. The organization meets vital community needs, including the provision of critical therapies for young children with developmental disabilities and delays. Through the assistance of Oak-Leyden, about 25% of the children we serve no longer require Early Childhood Services in school.
Cheryl, the parent of a participant in our Children’s Services, was in Maryland for a funeral and went into premature labor. Her daughter, Bevy Lu, was born at 23 weeks and remained in the hospital in Maryland for four months.
Doctors told Cheryl her daughter would need Early Intervention services. As soon as she returned to Chicago, she contacted our organization. When Cheryl came to Oak-Leyden, she quickly gained an extended family.
The developmental, occupational, physical, and speech-language therapies Oak-Leyden provided have helped support Cheryl and her family. Bevy Lu started life at 1 lbs 5oz. Two years later, she’s a healthy 20 pounds!
You can help empower children like Bevy Lu by contributing to our annual goal. Make a gift that truly counts today!
Amount Raised to Date: $52,392
FY20 Annual Goal: $369,772