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grant recipients

Over the last five years we have raised over $100,000 and distributed this money to more than 30 families in Ohio.  Some of the most needy have received grants of up to $5,000 for therapy, living expenses or even buying reliable transportation.  Others might just need help paying for an iPad or other teaching aids.  We have visited most of our recipients and all of them love their children dearly, want to provide the best therapies and are truly in financial distress. To see the relief and joy on their faces is truly a blessing!

 

See some of our Grant Recipients stories below!

 

Tray and Corey

Tray and Corey B.:

 

"I am writing to express my sincere gratitude to you and the Foundation. The financial help you provided will be of great help to me paying Tray and Corey's educational expenses. I am very appreciative. Oakstone Academy has been my support system and I will be very happy for my boys to continue their education there."

- Jessica N.

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Yara M.:

 

"My wife and I would like to thank you for the great assistance we received from you and Lil Mac Kids Foundation. The funds were deposited in Yara’s therapy account and have been of tremendous help to our family. So far, Yara has been on the right track! She has attended several speech sessions, averaging (2) 45-minute sessions a week. We are glad that she is making excellent progress and enjoying her time with the speech therapist. Again, thank you very much for your help. "

- Zaher and Heba

Amanda B.:

 

"Words alone cannot express our gratitude for such a wonderful gift and organization. Both of our children have been diagnosed with Autism and it has been beyond difficult for our family to financially provide for their unique needs. In addition to the ASD diagnosis, our eldest has multiple medical problems including undergoing brain surgery last year. This has only added to our struggles to provide our babies the therapies, medicines and treatments that they are in desperate need of. A huge burden was lifted from our shoulders when we received Lil Mac Kid's gift for our children"

- Amanda B.

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Joshua N.:

 

"We initiated Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy and Joshua has shown significant improvement working with his therapist (attends to tasks longer, more eye contact, independently follows an activity schedule). We will use the grant to increase the number of hours ABA therapy he currently receives. Once again, we’d like to extend our deepest gratitude for your generosity and support."

- Joshua N.

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Lochlan

Lochlan W.:

 

"Our son Lochlan was diagnosed with Autism when he was 2 and a half years old. My wife and I were thrown into this world of Autism not knowing where to start. We just knew there had to be some kind of treatment to help him. A month later he started ABA therapy. Six months into the therapies we noticed little changes and improvements. After about a year of ABA, Lochlan started using sign language, PECS, and pointing as his main way of communication. Lochlan can now follow simple task and acts like any other kid his age. He’s come a long way, but still has a long journey ahead of himself."

- Thomas and Allison W.

View Lochlan's story

Alex

Alex M.:

 

"Our entire family wants to thank you for the wonderful and generous donation towards the continuing education of our son, Alex. We consider Alex and his growth today a direct result of intensive and aggressive early intervention. He has made huge strides over the last year and a half. When we applied for your scholarship, he was involved in a 32-hour/week program called CHIP through St. Vincent's Mercy Children's Hospital that uses a multidisciplinary approach to serve preschoolers on the Autism Spectrum."

- Matt and Lauren M.

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Marissa


Marissa D.:

 

"Marissa is an AWESOME kid: funny, intelligent, beautiful, and hard-working. Like most children on the Spectrum though, she has daily hardships to overcome. Now with the financial support that the scholarship has allowed us, we can continue to give Marissa the therapeutic tools to help overcome those trials. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

- Kate D.

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Kaden U.:

 

"Wow, just Wow! Thank you so very much for your assistance for Kaden! Your generousity is just overwhelming and greatly appreciated. Kaden is a very loving, wonderful boy who needs some extra help to see him reach his potential. Because of you, Kaden will be able to get some extra therapy and continue with Mercy Autism Services. He is currently nonverbal, but we are trying! He appears to be making some very deliberate attempts at speech. Thank you for seeing the worth and potential in our child to help him reach his goals!"
- Shannon and Jason U
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View Kaden's story

Addi D.:

 

"We just wanted to tell you another huge thank you and let you know how much Addison is already showing signs of improvement in her communication skills with the help of the iPad. She has never been engaged with some of the other methods we have tried and the iPad is something she gets excited about doing. I am so thrilled to see her moving forward again and I really can't thank you enough for making this happen for her! "

- Kimberly and Addi D.

Josiah H.:

 

"What a surprise to receive your card and check in the mail!! We are very grateful for this privilege. The Scholarship has given hope to be able to obtain help for Josiah that we could not afford. We are currently exploring our options to obtain behavior therapy, music therapy, and equestrian therapy. Thanks for opening doors of opportunity for us financially to pursue treatment and therapy that we had been collecting information about. May God bless your donors that have made this possible for him."

- Crystal and Daniel H.

View Josiah's story

Nikki

Nikki W.:

 

"At The Jungle Gym I am working on learning to do a cartwheel, my instructor says I'm fearless on the balance beam, and just last week I climbed all the way to the top of the rock climbing wall! My mom is checking into some classes at the community center. I'm thinking about a course to teach me some easy ways to calm my body and make me feel better when I get frustrated. They also have some art classes that sound really fin. Because of your help, I might even be able to do both!"

- Nikki W.

View Nikki's story

 

Aaron S.:

 

"Thank you so much for the grant for the IPad. Aaron has been using it at speech and occupational therapy for about a year now. It will be so wonderful to be able to work with him at home as well. This foundation is such a blessing for my little boy. I just know he will make great progress now. God Bless.."

- Jessica and Aaron S.

Jordan W.:

 

"Wow, what a wonderful gift and surprise. We are so touched and overjoyed by your kindness. We would love for your donors to know how much we appreciate their efforts to make a child's life with Autism better. Thank you for all your hard work you do to help other families too, and ours. This money will not be wasted and will be put to good use. Things are hard for us, but you have lightened our shoulders more than you will ever know. "

- Harriet, Terry, and Jordan W.

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Please join us in our efforts to raise Autism  Awareness, support education, and most importantly, to assist families living with Autism. We are always looking for ways to add another piece to the puzzle - but we can't do it alone! Add your piece by making a donation today. E-mail: lilmac@lilmackids.org