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.
A Schreiber update from James DeBordJune 4, 2020
Schreiber carries on 10 weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 weeks since Schreiber faced the most challenging period in our 84-year history. Thanks to so many of you, our generous supporters, we have been able to weather this difficult phase of an unprecedented public health crisis. Here’s where we…
Schreiber resumes in-person therapy visitsMay 18, 2020
In some ways, the process at Schreiber on Wednesday seemed familiar. Kelly Grant stopped at the makeshift front desk, her son Keegan propped on her hip. She chatted with Lisa Moore while checking in, then headed back with Schreiber therapist Libby Crockart for a physical therapy session. Donna Nelson came with her granddaughter Violet Styer…
12 ways to help kids be OK with medical masksMay 6, 2020
By Angie Rice and Bernie Hershey Now that masks are being worn to prevent the spread of COVID-19, parents are scrambling to help their children be comfortable around people with masks on. A child younger than 4 years old or one with autism relies on seeing specific parts of the face to recognize someone they…
Leslie Patterson High found her potential at SchreiberApril 21, 2020
Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, Schreiber has been open about the enormous financial challenges we have now. They are challenges that every nonprofit is facing, but we’ve heard from a lot of people for whom Schreiber holds a special place. People like Leslie Patterson High. Leslie initially emailed asking how she could help….
Denisha Roberts: A health care heroJanuary 29, 2020
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. Here is a testimonial letter from Schreiber parent Jackie Randazzo, whose daughter Grace has been in Denisha’s care since Grace…
First steps on a journey of recoveryDecember 18, 2019
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. Jack Teyssier, 4, finishes his physical therapy session with Schreiber PT Lisa Stachler-Volk. It’s hard to tell…
Schreiber therapy makes difference in VietnamOctober 17, 2019
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…
Schreiber volunteer all about the DuckiesJuly 24, 2019
Melissa’s connection to Schreiber goes back to the beginning of the Lititz Chocolate Walk. Chocolate Walk started in 2001 as a project of the Kiwanis Club of the Lititz Area. Melissa was a member then (and still is today). One of the Lititz club’s founders was Ralph Sherrif, who also happened to be a Schreiber…
Schreiber goes to the moon with therapyJuly 17, 2019
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. Eli Cole climbed to the top of a lunar hill (actually a huge pillow) and jumped into a small lunar lake (actually a big ball pit)….
John Hatch, longtime Schreiber volunteer, passes awayMay 29, 2019
John Hatch was a familiar face here at Schreiber in the past few years. H 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. When Schreiber and Homestead talked about starting a new intergenerational program to bring…