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If you've ever been to Schreiber, you know the place is full of amazing stories. The dedicated staff that works with the kids every day. An amazing team of volunteers, from the folks who help with office tasks to board members and committee members. And the families.

Especially the families.

The moms and dads who deal with some of the toughest situations a parent can face. And the kids. The kids who come in here and put in so much work to make their lives better, more independent. And they do it with smiles.

There are lots of stories that we know you -- in Lancaster County and beyond -- would be interested in and connect with. And we want to tell them.

That's the purpose of this blog.

And we want to hear from you -- parents of Schreiber kiddos, Schreiber alumni, volunteers -- so that we hear about the stories we might not know about. Leave a comment here. Contact us on Facebook. Or shoot me an email.

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February 6, 2020

Volunteer Spotlight: Ryan Grube, new Board Chairman

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Ryan Grube is a physical therapist by training. He has worked at Drayer Physical Therapy Institute for 16 years. He's familiar with the business of health care generally, and outpatient therapy specifically. He is the new chairman of Schreiber's Board of Directors, succeeding Brian Hartz, whose two-year term ended in July.

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January 29, 2020

Schreiber has a Healthcare Heroes finalist

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by Jackie Randazzo

The Central Penn Business Journal recently named more than 30 leaders and organizations as finalists in their 2020 Healthcare Heroes awards, and Schreiber Physical Therapist Denisha Roberts was recognized in the category Therapeutic Care Hero. Denisha and the other winners will be honored at an awards breakfast March 13 in Harrisburg. Here is a testimonial letter from Schreiber parent Jackie Randazzo, whose daughter Grace has been in Denisha's care since Grace was 2.

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December 18, 2019

First steps on a journey of recovery

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Four-year-old Jack Teyssier works through a series of exercises each week at Schreiber. His physical therapy sessions include strengthening and stretching for his lower left leg, some core work and some myofascial release by Schreiber therapist Lisa Stachler-Volk.

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October 16, 2019

Schreiber therapy makes difference in Vietnam

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In May, Denisha Roberts took her second mission trip overseas with Brittany's Hope, a Lancaster County nonprofit that serves families and orphaned children, primarily in Vietnam and Africa. During her travels on this trip, Denisha worked with a 12-year-old boy named Quan. As we do in our therapy work here at Schreiber, Denisha's visit changed Quan's life. We talked recently about her trip. The interview has been edited for space and clarity.

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July 24, 2019

Schreiber volunteer all about the Duckies

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At Schreiber, we have a lot of dedicated volunteers. As we head into the second month of ticket sales for this year's Rubber Duckie Race, I thought you should meet a couple of our Duckie selling superstars. This week, we'll talk with Melissa Warner.

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July 17, 2019

Schreiber goes to the moon with therapy

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This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. And Schreiber's Occupational Therapy Department is using the occasion to add some moon fun to therapy sessions.

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May 29, 2019

John Hatch, longtime Schreiber volunteer, passes away

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John Hatch was a familiar face here at Schreiber in the past few years. He was a neighbor, whose Homestead Village villa was close enough to our campus that he could hear of the squeals of the kids playing on the playground.

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April 8, 2019

Thanks to two longtime Schreiber volunteers

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Around Schreiber, we have a shorthand for talking about Tina Edgell and Patty Watson.

Tina and Patty. Or sometimes Patty and Tina. It may as well be PattyTina.

For most of the past 20 years, Tina and Patty have been reliable Schreiber volunteers. It's not a stretch to say they are among the most dedicated of all of our amazing volunteers, and that's saying something.

We wanted to take the time this week, during National Volunteer Week, to tell the Schreiber community about their support of Schreiber.

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April 3, 2019

Schreiber's reach stretches around the world

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When Denisha Kline had the chance to work with kids at orphanages in Vietnam, it didn't take her long to say yes. Denisha is a physical therapist at Schreiber and a board member at Brittany's Hope, a nonprofit based in Elizabethtown that provides support for children in orphanages in Vietnam and Africa. Brittany's Hope is coordinating the trip.

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February 26, 2019

Penn State students build a better bike for Schreiber

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We have a lot of therapy bikes at Schreiber. But there was a certain kind of bike we were missing: a hand bike, no pedaling, for school-age kids. Enter a group of senior mechanical engineering students from Penn State Harrisburg.

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