We have been busy these last few months at Love Will Foundation! I will save those updates for a Weekly Week-cap post; because this post is ALL about our first community event!
THIS!! Love Will Foundation and eSpecial Needs have collaborated to bring a much needed and valuable resource to OUR community! But, we did not come up with this idea on our own! Which brings me to introduce the newest member of our foundation…
You may remember Lyndsey from here; but, there is more to her story. Lyndsey is a fabulous mother to two beautiful girls, an amazing occupational therapist in the St. Louis area, and a dedicated caretaker for her twin sister with cerebral palsy. She also happens to be a dear friend of mine [Sara] for over 20 years. I remember her talking about this very topic when we were just 14 years old.
Lyndsey is passionate about helping others who share similar experiences:
eSpecial Siblings and eSpecial Parents Support Group has been a dream come true of mine and something I’ve been thinking about for over 20 years. When I decided to become an occupational therapist, my ultimate plan was to work with children and then have this type of support group for their siblings. I wanted to work with the whole family, not just the “patient”.
Growing up with a sister who has cerebral palsy, I always felt out from the crowd; like no one had even the slightest understanding of what my life was like. I had wished there was someone to talk to that understood me.
That’s the goal of this group! I’m so excited to see what this becomes, which plans to be so much bigger than I ever thought. A community resource; a place where children and parents can meet in one place and be among others who understand; somewhere to be able to get information and education on topics important to you. I can’t wait to see how amazing this is going to be.
We are so excited and honored to be a part of bringing Lyndsey’s vision to life!
If you know any individuals who would benefit from this support, please share this information with them!
You can find more information about the event here.
For more information on eSpecial Needs, please click here.