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May 31, 2018

One woman's personal connection to Edna Schreiber

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Barbara Willders Tomlinson heard recently there was a photo of her as a girl on the wall at Schreiber, and she stopped by the center recently to see it.

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January 11, 2018

Coming to Schreiber: Essential advice on essential oils

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Ninette Jackson first sought out essential oils to help her dad, who suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease. A decade and lot of education later, she has become an essential oil guru. And she's right here in Lancaster County.

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October 27, 2017

Shorter wait times are a boost for Marin family

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We talk a lot about how the wait times to receive services at Schreiber have gone way down in the past five years. Velveth Marin, who has been bringing her two young sons to Schreiber for the past four years, has seen the change up close.

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October 10, 2017

The Brenneman boys are all Schreiber boys

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Danielle Brenneman's first son Miles was born with cerebral palsy. He received services from Schreiber starting with early intervention home visits from Schreiber Physical Therapist Kristie Schroeder when he was 6 months old, and began at Schreiber's S.T.A.R.S. Preschool when he was 3. Dani was so happy with all of her experiences, she sent two more boys -- Levi and Issac, both typically developing -- to Schreiber, too.

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June 28, 2017

Preschool gets a visit from a GrumpaSaurusPotalope

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Randall Haines works in security at Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station. He was deployed twice as a captain in the Pennsylvania National Guard. But don't let the tough-guy resume fool you. Randall is just as comfortable sitting down with a bunch of preschoolers to read a book. His book.

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May 26, 2017

Seeing the glass half full with Shelby Stroman

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Steve Stroman said people are drawn to his daughter Shelby. Maybe it's her curious eyes and captivating smile. Maybe it's her fighting spirit. Whatever it is, there's no denying that you want to just hug her when you see her.

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May 10, 2017

Summer means camps at Schreiber

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For families that have children with special needs, the idea of a summer camp might seem out of reach.

Here at Schreiber, we make those camps completely reachable.

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February 16, 2017

At Schreiber, we walk next to kids and families

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With Liz Datorre pushing gently on his back or holding the handle bars of his bike, 4-year-old Juelz Santos slowly pedaled around Schreiber Pediatric's therapy bike path. Without her help, Juelz doesn't have the leg strength to pedal on his own, Liz said.

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January 9, 2017

AMBUCS rides to the rescue

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Among the many tools Schreiber therapists use to help kids with mobility challenges are these specialized adaptive bikes. We have a bunch of them here at the Center. And when it's makes sense, we try to help a few families have these bikes at home, too.

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July 13, 2016

Justin Walker returns to Camp Schreiber -- for his job

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The 20 or so campers who sat in a circle listening to Justin Walker read to them probably didn't realize it. But they were listening to a man who had been in their shoes once. And he was happy to be back.

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June 30, 2016

Sophia Robles Finds Hope at Schreiber

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When Malexi Robles noticed something unusual about her daughter's movements, she called Early Intervention for an evaluation. They referred her to the S. June Smith Center, where Sophia received weekly therapy appointments from the age of three months. The Center recognized the signs of cerebral palsy early, but they had to wait until she was 2 years old to give her an official diagnosis.

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June 21, 2016

Sophia Clay thrives at Schreiber

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Kelly Clay has been bringing her daughter Sophia to Schreiber Pediatric since she was about a year old. After hearing positive things about Schreiber from a family member, Kelly decided to come in for a consultation. Five years later, Kelly says she is pleased with the progress Sophia is making and the support the Schreiber community provides for her daughter and their family.

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April 8, 2016

Engineering progress for Teddy

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Three engineering students from Elizabethtown College, all seniors, waited and watched as Schreiber therapists Megan Campbell Roland and Alissa Popalis wrestled 3-year-old Teddy Rhoades into what looked like a life vest.

It was no ordinary vest, though.

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March 21, 2016

A kids' book that explains physical therapy

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Schreiber Physical Therapist Laurie Panther passed along a relatively new children's book about physical therapy that was written by one of her former professors.

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March 2, 2016

Meet the 2016 Ambassadors: Ty McCabe

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This week, I'll be writing about our 2016 Schreiber Ambassadors. Every year, a handful of parents accept our request to have their kids be our Ambassadors for a year. And every year, we have a handful of amazing stories to tell, stories that let us put faces on the work we do here at Schreiber. Today, meet Tiberius "Ty" McCabe

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March 1, 2016

Meet the 2016 Ambassadors: Graham Lodwick

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This week, I'll be writing about our 2016 Schreiber Ambassadors. Every year, a handful of parents accept our request to have their kids be our Ambassadors for a year. And every year, we have a handful of amazing stories to tell, stories that let us put faces on the work we do here at Schreiber. Today, meet Graham Lodwick.

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February 29, 2016

Meet the 2016 Ambassadors: Sophia Clay

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This week, I'll be writing about our 2016 Schreiber Ambassadors. Every year, a handful of parents accept our request to have their kids be our Ambassador for a year. And every year, we have a handful of amazing stories to tell, stories that let us put faces on the work we do here at Schreiber. First up this year, Sophia Clay.

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February 22, 2016

Bike path project gets green light

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A bike path project that has been in the works for nearly three years took a big step forward recently, and thousands of kids who use bike riding in their therapy will soon have a beautiful new outdoor facility to explore.

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January 8, 2016

Jedi training coming to Schreiber

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Our fun and creative therapists have come up with a way to connect therapy for the kids with the buzz surrounding the latest Star Wars movie. Star Wars Week will be Jan. 25-29 here at the Center and will include a bunch of fun stuff throughout the week. I'll let OT Bernie Hershey explain how the structured activites they have in mind will help meet kiddoes therapy goals.

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December 29, 2015

In the big picture, some big steps forward

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James DeBord

By James DeBord and Jon Hill
There are so many great things occurring every day at Schreiber that it can sometimes be hard to step back and take stock of what's happening in the bigger picture.
When we do that, though, we can tell you: The bigger picture looks pretty good, too.

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November 11, 2015

A dad's story: One family's long road to recovery

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By Troy Brown

Over the next several months, I hope to share the journey that we have been on with our daughter, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2005.

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July 15, 2015

The best things in life are dirty

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"The Best Things in Life are Dirty!" -- so goes a song from "Paint Your Wagon," an old Broadway musical. The occupational therapists, preschool and daycare teachers at Schreiber Pediatric couldn't have agreed more when we started our planting season in the Schreiber courtyard this spring.

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July 6, 2015

No, really. Thank you

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We are constantly surprised and amazed (and grateful) for the generosity that comes our way. Especially when people take the time to write us a note.

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June 2, 2015

Skipping like the wind

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Remy Colosi is a vivacious 6-year-old from Lampeter Township. She recently decided she wanted to try out for a part in a play. There was only one problem: She was going to have to skip as part of her audition, and she didn't know how to skip.

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June 1, 2015

My Story, Joanne Martin: Why I love Schreiber

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Joanne Martin is a Schreiber mom. Her son Chris has been coming to Schreiber since birth. She is also a powerful Schreiber advocate and fundraiser, having raised thousands of dollars for Schreiber at our annual Softball Weekend. She recently wrote about her passion for Schreiber on her Facebook page. We share an edited version of that post here now, with her permission.

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May 19, 2015

My Story: Jana Kuhns

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On March 30, 2014, Jana Kuhns, her little sister Jennie and their mother, RoseAnn, were passengers in a car driven by the girls' father, Joseph. The car skidded on an icy road, crossed into oncoming traffic and was struck broadside. Jennie was killed, and Jana suffered serious injuries. This is Jana's story.

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April 14, 2015

Gone buggie

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By Bernie Hershey
Occupational therapist

Spring is here, the weather is warmer. Time to go outside. For kids with sensory issues, that could be a problem: They might be afraid of bugs. And there are lots of bugs outside this time of year. Here at Schreiber, we can help with that.

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March 24, 2015

Happy birthday, Ben McRee

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Ben McRee's friendly face has been a fixture at Schreiber since he was about 3 years old. He turned 21 on Tuesday, which means he aged out. He is officially too old to receive services here. So we gave him a birthday party on his last day.

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March 11, 2015

An aspiring actor with Down syndrome

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When I saw that Alex Johanning wanted to be an actor when he grew up, I was intrigued. Alex has Down syndrome, and there aren't many professional actors with Down syndrome, that I know of. (Of course, I didn't know about this.) I wanted to find out more, so I watched Alex during one of his acting classes at the Fulton Theatre and talked to his mom, Lisa.

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February 20, 2015

THON starts today at Penn State

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The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, commonly known as THON, begins today in State College. The annual 46-hour dance marathon is billed as the largest student-run philanthropy in the world, and it raises money and awareness for the fight agaist pediatric cancer, according to thon.org, the official dance marathon website.

The money raised at THON -- it amounts to $114 million since 1977 -- benefits the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. The Fund provides direct support for children with cancer and their families.

Schreiber has a connection to this extraordinary philanthropic effort.

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February 6, 2015

2015 Ambassadors: Sienna Matthews and Anthony Melendez

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Today, meet the final two of our 2015 Schreiber Ambassadors, and the two youngest, Sienna Matthews and Anthony Melendez.

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February 3, 2015

Meet the 2015 Ambassadors: Alex Johanning

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This week, I'm introducing the 2015 Schreiber Amassadors. Today, I'd like you to meet Alex Johanning, an 8-year-old overflowing with personality.

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February 2, 2015

Meet the 2015 Ambassadors: Emily Graver

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Well, I finally was able to meet all four of our 2015 Schreiber Ambassadors last week. We had them in for the annual rite that is the First Photo Shoot. This week, it's my pleasure to introduce them to you, starting with the "mom" of the group, Emily Graver.

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