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Holiday Kids Campaign Raises Over $16,000

The ATI Foundation, in partnership with the clinics of ATI Physical Therapy, is enhancing the lives of local children with its first annual Holiday Kids Campaign

ATI patients, staff, and local community members donated over $16,000 to help six regional beneficiaries in need of specific assistance. 

“We are so pleased to reach our goal to help a specific child in each state we serve,” says Terry Williams, Director of the ATI Foundation. “We thank all of our patients and friends who opened their hearts and donated funds so that these kids can receive an opportunity to enhance their lives.”

The children honored in this year’s campaign reside in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. 

2013 HOLIDAY KIDS CAMPAIGN BENEFICIARIES (click on child's name below to read full biographies)

WISCONSIN – Alexandra Toma – Age 11 Months
Alexandra suffers from Arthrogryposis, or curving of joints.  Donations received will assist her with travel expenses for doctor’s visits and therapy.

ILLINOIS – Alexander Novak – Age 15
On August 18, 2012, Alex was struck head-on by a van while riding his bike and suffered traumatic brain injury.  Contributions will provide financial assistance and purchase an iPad for Alexander’s therapy .

INDIANA – Zaine “Soda Pop” Wagoner – Age 6
“Soda Pop” suffered traumatic brain injury following a car accident.  Help Zaine and his family with travel and medical expenses associated with this care.

OHIO – Paige Calendine - Age 3
Paige was unexpectedly born without any lower extremities and began using prosthetics at six months of age.  The ATI Foundation is raising money to pay for Therapy Balance Training to help Paige walk. 

MARYLAND - Tyler Bellmyer - Age 4
After being born at 26 weeks and weighing barely two pounds, Tyler suffered a level 3 brain bleed that required immediate surgery, and ultimately led to a Cerebral Palsy diagnosis.  Your donation will help Tyler walk with the purchase new Ankle-Foot Orthotics (AFOs).

DELAWARE - Derek Baumann - Age 11
Derek suffers from Cerebral Palsy, kidney failure and other multiple problems caused by renal vein thrombosis and stroke shortly after birth.  Contributions will help the ATI Foundation, in partnership with Loberg Construction and Kolbrook Design, renovate Derek’s home to make it more accessible.

While the 2013 Holiday Kids Campaign is completed, you are invited to continue to support the ATI Foundation. Donations can be made at any ATI Physical Therapy location in the states listed above, or by visiting the ATI Foundation home page and clicking the “Donate Now” button.

About the ATI Foundation

Founded in 2003 by ATI Physical Therapy, the ATI Foundation was created as a way for ATI employees and patients to give back to the community. ATI is committed to exceeding customer expectations by providing the highest quality of care in a friendly and encouraging environment. The ATI Foundation strives to build off this commitment to quality care by giving to those in need, sharing our expertise and resources, and improving the quality of life of our beneficiaries within the communities we serve. Our efforts are focused on communities where ATI employees and patients live, work, and serve. Our goal is to serve as a community partner focused on helping those in need. We give back to our local communities through funding and by providing additional resources necessary to enhance the quality of life of our beneficiaries.