Jaime and Jeremy had a dream come true on Oct. 3, 2006, when they welcomed their first child into the world. Suzy was beautiful and was born full term but weighed less than 5 pounds at delivery. A few months after celebrating Suzy’s first birthday, their world turned upside down as she experienced her first grand mal seizure. After several visits with doctors and therapists, the couple was told that Suzy had epilepsy, along with developmental delays, mental retardation, autism and speech apraxia.
Rather than focus on the overwhelmingly negative aspects of these diagnoses, the couple had something else in mind. They wanted to fulfill a promise to support and push Suzy to achieve her dreams. The couple started the non-profit organization the Suzy Foundation almost 10 years ago, which specializes in helping to obtain assistive equipment for individuals with special needs. Today, Suzy is doing great – she is in school and she’s happy and thriving. Please join us in helping other incredible individuals fulfill dreams.
There are many ways you can help and get involved with Suzy Foundation. Be sure to check our blog for recent news about special needs events, our annual arts and crafts festivals and updates to our organization. We are always accepting applications from the community for assistive devices and needs as well as accepting donations to help support these devices for individuals. We cannot be the hope all on our own and appreciate all you do to support our foundation. Contact us if you are interested in learning more or volunteering your time.