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           Jesse is a kind-hearted, easy going, happy 4 year old boy with Down Syndrome. He enjoys music, books, swimming, going to the park and spending time with his family.

             Jesse started receiving Physical Therapy at HCA through Early Intervention when he was just a baby. His mom said “I would sit in on his therapy sessions and I knew I wanted him to attend HCA’s amazing preschool.” Jesse started preschool right after he turned 3. He was a little shy guy who had a hard time separating from mom. “The teachers and therapists took him under their wings, guiding him each step of the way, never focusing on his disability, rather concentrating on his abilities.”

“Each person at this school from the front office staff, to the Directors, the classroom teaching staff and 1:1 aides and therapists aren’t here for a job, they are here because they LOVE these children. I feel so fortunate to have found a place like HCA that gives families and children a sense of belonging.” ~ Michelle Vonderau, Jesse’s mom

Dear Friends of HCA,   HCA opened its doors over 70 years ago. Last year we served over 700 individuals with disabilities, provided over 31,000 hours of service and performed over 20,000 therapy appointments collectively at our seventeen locations. With your donation, we can continue the fine work HCA is noted for. Your generous gift goes a long way in providing services for our most vulnerable individuals.

We thank you in advance for your generous support so that together, we are “Helping Celebrate Abilities” of the people we serve.