ATI Physical Therapy and Foundation Provide Funding to Local Waterloo Family
ATI and its charity arm provide $3,500 check to Boyer family to help cover medical costs for their daughter, Lydia
On April, 26th, ATI Physical Therapy and the ATI Foundation, ATI’s charity arm, which provides aid to children with physical impairments, hosted a special beneficiary presentation at ATI’s Waterloo, Ill., clinic where one local family was presented a check to help pay for the resources needed to support their child with special needs.
Through the ATI Foundation’s ongoing mission of giving back to local communities, the Boyer family from Waterloo was presented a $3,500 check, which will help cover the costs for therapeutic horseback riding session, a special adaptive bicycle and new ankle foot orthotics (or AFOs) for their daughter, Lydia.
“Our patients become like family to us and through the Foundation we are helping meet the needs of the family both physically and financially,” said Terry Williams, director of the ATI Foundation. “Every employee of ATI Physical Therapy lives to serve others. The Foundation is just an extension of that giving. It is because of our 7,500 team members that we are able to give back to the communities where we work and live and help children like Lydia.”
Lydia Boyer was diagnosed with stage 4 Medulloblastoma, which has left her with limited mobility among other ailments. Since this diagnosis, she has undergone six brain surgeries and a multitude of other procedures. The adaptive bicycle will help support overall movement and allow Lydia, the opportunity to ride a bike with other kids.
The Boyer family and ATI Physical Therapy’s Waterloo, Ill., team huddle for a group shot following a presentation where Lydia Boyer was presented $3,500 to help with medical expenses
(Photo Credit: ATI Physical Therapy)
“From day one, ATI has embraced us like family,” said Josh Boyer, Lydia’s father. “ATI and the Foundation have been amazing. We have great trainers and feel like we’ve been getting quality physical therapy and we know that Lydia’s getting stronger because of it.”
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