Easterseals Telethon Exceeds 2018 Goal
Easterseals set the bar high this year, hoping to bring in $1,055,000 during their annual Telethon. The Tri-State came through, and ended up donating a total of $1,056,943! The funds raised will help Easterseals provide therapy for children and adults, like this year's Ambassadors, Tim Bowling and Walker Vaught.
We heard from the 2018 Adult Ambassador, Tim Bowling. His Easterseals journey has really come full circle. Tim received therapy as a preschooler, because he has cerebral palsy. Then as an adult, Tim turned to Easterseals, after he suffered a fall at work. His wife, said that Easterseals truly saved his life.
I was brought to tears, after hearing 5 year old Walker Vaught's story, and actually hearing him speak. Before he was born, Walker's parents found out that something was wring with the umbilical cord. Doctors didn't know if he would ever sit, stand, or speak. Easterseals changed all of that! Today, Walker plays, he can climb, sit, and stand. He really loves to jump! His dad spoke about how Easterseals basically made him a liar, in a good way. He had no idea how much the therapy could help him, even as an infant.
Easterseals raises funds throughout the year, with many different events.