Video: Boy scouts, creative parking, and Tony Stewart

We all know that medical care comes with a price tag. Our particular case, because of the difference between the actual cost to provide treatment and what insurance reimburses, results in a funding gap of $133 per treatment. Multiply that by 650+ physical and occupational therapy treatments per month and you can understand why we celebrate every contribution.

Here are three that had us jumping for joy recently:

  • A fourth-grade boy scout pack, led by den leader and occupational therapist Rachel Beauchamp (who completed her clinical rotation with us several years ago!), put the words from their scout oath (“a scout is helpful”) into action by raising $400. Kids these days!
  • A friend said, “I’d like to raise some money for you guys,” and nominated us as a charity partner for her employer’s monthly parking program which, for a donation of only $5, enters Ingram Micro employees in a drawing for a front-row parking spot for the month. The generosity of Ingram staff and wintry January weather combined to raise $530.
  • And longtime supporter Tony Stewart Foundation (TSF) selected Children’s TherAplay as one of only 40 grant partners across the country. To the tune of $10,000, the highest amount awarded. 

Tony Stewart, in the video filmed at his home on TSF Media Day, gets right to the heart of hippotherapy:

“…That’s pretty impressive. I mean, to have all this science and technology and to think that a horse can be the key ingredient for changing a child’s life.”

We are so thankful to everyone -- therapy horses, volunteers, donors, staff, therapy horses, board of directors, those who cheer us on at a special event or share an encouraging comment on Facebook or Instagram -- everyone (and everyhorse) who makes it possible. ❤  #HeartsForHippotherapy

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