WHO WE ARE.
Provide the opportunity for every hemiplegic child in the U.S. to benefit from life-changing Constraint Induced Therapy Camp.
REACH Camp Hemiplegia Foundation was founded in 2018 by husband and wife team Scott Davis and Patricia Bojakowski, inspired by their daughter, Georgia, with a vision of providing the thousands of hemiplegic children in the United States with a greater opportunity to attend a tuition-free CIT Camp.
Georgia had a prenatal stroke and was born with a large cyst (dead tissue) in the left side of her brain, affecting the motor control function of her right side. Her diagnosis was right-side hemiplegic cerebral palsy, and she has been receiving PT and OT therapies for her right arm, hand, leg, and foot since she was six months old.
In 2016 Georgia attended a free 10-day CIT Camp in Chapel Hill, NC, called "Helping Kids With Hemiplegia," founded and directed by Holly Holland, a fantastic Occupational Therapist at University of North Caroliina Health Care in Chapel Hill, NC. There, Scott and Patti met a mother whose child had been accepted to the same camp in 2015; however, she was unable to send her child to camp that year simply because she was unable to afford the gas money to drive back and forth from home to the camp. Her child was able to attend the 2016 camp only because she had saved gas money over the course of a year specifically so that her child could attend.
This disheartening story led Scott and Patti to wonder how many other hemiplegic children across the country could not attend a CIT Camp due to finances or location. After researching other CIT Camps across the country, they discovered that the "Helping Kids With Hemiplegia" camp was one of only a handful that were provided free of charge. The others charge anywhere from several hundreds to several thousands of dollars in tuition fees. They also discovered that there are only 31 CIT camps throughout the entire United States. Given that each camp helps anywhere from 10 to a maximum of 35 children, fewer than 500 of the estimated 73,000 hemiplegic children in the U.S. are able to benefit from these camps.
And the idea for REACH Camp Hemiplegia Foundation was born.
With your help, we can change the lives of thousands of hemiplegic children by giving them the opportunity and financial means to attend these camps that are so critical to the development of their weaker side, and by giving us the opportunity to create more tuition-free CIT Camps (REACH Camps) throughout the United States.
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