(CHATHAM, ONTARIO) – The Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent recently received a donation of parallel bars from the Plasman Group in Tilbury. This piece of upgraded equipment will help children who use the physiotherapy services at the CTC-CK learn to walk.
“We were told our son Bentley would never walk or talk when he was diagnosed with MeCP2 Duplication Syndrome,” says Amanda Hann, parent of CTC-CK client. “This past summer he was using the gait sling tracking at the Centre during his physiotherapy sessions and quickly progressed to walking with two hands held and weight bearing. We are so happy with the progression.”
The physiotherapy program Bentley uses at the CTC-CK was in need of an upgraded Parallel bar system that was adjustable in height and width. The Plasman Group from Tilbury approached the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation in the summer to see what one of the greatest needs were at the time and decided to donate the parallel bars.
“We are proud to be partnered with the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham Kent,” says Shauna Hatch, VP Human Resources for Plasman Group. “There is great work being done by both staff and children that make the world of difference in our community. Thank you for letting us be a part of it.”
The Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent works to raise community awareness and funds for the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent, which provides quality care to children in our community who have physical, developmental or communication challenges.
Photo1 – L-R: Donna Litwin-Makey, Executive Director CTC-CK; Ryan Jackson, Plasman Group; Paula Stiles, Executive Administrator, Plasman Group; Jamie Whaley, Plasman Group; Shauna Hatch, VP Human Resources, Plasman Group and Lisa Caron, Fund Development Officer for CTC-CK Foundation.
Photo 2 – L-R: Bentley and mom Amanda Hann work with Physiotherapist Sarah Reed on the new set of parallel bars.