ATI Foundation Surprises Two Champaign (Ill.) Families with Significant Donations at Local Business Event
Jones Family receives donations to cover travel, medical expenses for two children and Sorenson Family receives Van and funds for converting the van to be wheelchair accessible for two children
ATI Physical Therapy and its charitable arm, ATI Foundation, hosted a Chamber of Commerce After Hours event last Thursday, February 21 in Champaign with a special ATI Foundation presentation that honored two local Champaign families. The Jones and Sorensons received donations that will help them care for their children who are battling various medical conditions that require significant treatments and specialty accommodations.
Gavin (age 7, Sanfilippo syndrome) and Wyatt Jones (age 9, Sanfilippo syndrome) are the children of Veronica and Abe Jones from Monticello, IL. The Jones family travels to Chicago with Gavin every month and with Wyatt once a year for treatments. During their trips, the family is unable to stay at Ronald McDonald House due to capacity, making each trip around $1,500 for hotels, food, parking and gas. The ATI Foundation presented a check for $3,500 to Andra Jones, who is an employee at the ATI clinic in Mahomet, IL, treating Gavin and Wyatt, to help pay for the next Chicago trips for the children’s treatment. Gavin and Wyatt were unable to attend because they were in Chicago for their treatments; however, their grandparents and great grandpa were in attendance.
Ryan (age 8, cerebral palsy) and Annie Sorensen (age 3, severe Dandy Walker malformation) have been foster children under the care of Alisa Sorensen of LeRoy, IL since birth. Alisa drives an old minivan with 240,000 miles to transport the children for treatment. The van is not adaptive for Ryan and Annie's medical chairs, so ATI Foundation donated a van in good condition with less than 10,000 miles to Alisa along with a check for $5,000 ($2,500 each for Ryan and Annie) that will help them convert van to be more adaptive to their wheelchairs, as needed.
The event was hosted at the Champaign ATI Physical Therapy clinic on 1806 N. Market St. in Champaign on Thursday evening, February 21 from 4-6 p.m.
Media inquiries and interview requests can be directed to Clifton O’Neal, Corporate Communications for ATI Physical Therapy.
About ATI Physical Therapy
ATI is a privately held, nationally recognized healthcare company, specializing in outpatient rehabilitation and adjacent healthcare services. With a focus on delivering a remarkable experience to every patient, every day, ATI has more than 800 locations from coast to coast. ATI was named “Best Physical Therapy Practice in the Nation” by ADVANCE magazine, and was one of the first physical therapy companies in the country to achieve URAC Core Accreditation, a mark of distinction that recognizes its commitment to quality healthcare. Based in Bolingbrook, Illinois, ATI gives back to communities across the country through the ATI Foundation, a non-profit established by ATI, which has provided more than $4 million in resources and funding to children with physical impairments. For more information on ATI Physical Therapy, and a complete list of clinic locations, services and the ATI Foundation, please visit ATIpt.com.