Friday, November 14, 2014

Schuylkill County Society of Crippled Chilren and the United Way

You are “Giving Hearts” and “Giving Hope” when you contribute to the 2015 Campaign at the Schuylkill United Way! To donate visit, or call our office at 570.622.6421.

Here is a story from a child’s perspective of being helped by the Schuylkill County Society for Crippled Children:

I was born with an extra toe on my left foot, giving me an extra wide foot and the doctors recognized when I was a baby that this would cause problems when I got older and surgery was done to remove the extra toe.

My mom and dad don’t have very good health insurance and they have a lot of bills and have to buy a lot of groceries for my two brothers and us. The clinic helps me to get the care that I need while I am growing. They helped my parents pay for x-rays to make sure that my foot is continuing to grow as it should and that the toe doesn’t grow back and I also go to the clinic and my parents don’t have to pay a lot of money.

About the Schuylkill County Society for Crippled Children:

The Schuylkill County Society for Crippled Children was organized in 1927 and today the Society continues to provide and concentrate interests in the total health and welfare of children with disabilities from the Schuylkill County Area. Our name “Schuylkill County Society for Crippled Children” is a testimony as to how far we have come in Society since 1927. Our Staff is very dedicated in following through with caring for our children.

Children are referred to the Society by pediatricians, primary care physicians, local orthopedists, physical therapists, school nurses, and even through concerned individuals.

Children receive a free orthopedic evaluation at the Society’s Pediatric Orthopedic Clinics provided by Dr. John Parenti from Geisinger Medical Center, Danville and a treatment plan is recommended accordingly. X-rays, braces, physical therapy, surgery, etc. are billed by the providers to insurance whenever possible.

A limited amount of financial assistance is available through the Society for those that qualify. Appointments can be scheduled by contacting the Society Office at (570) 622-7170 between the hours of 9AM and 3PM Monday – Friday, except Holidays and Clinic Days.

Thank You for giving our children, from the Schuylkill County Area, Hope for a Brighter Future!

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