Schreiber Stories

Image shows Schreiber's 2023 Ambassadors.
Top left: Graeme
Top right: Malcolm
Middle left: Lucas
Middle right: Katelyn and Kalvin
Bottom left: Schrieber logo
Bottom right: Harper

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to visit Schreiber, you have seen firsthand a place brimming with captivating and inspiring stories. We are grateful to have a devoted staff of amazing therapists who diligently work with the children every day and fortunate to have a team of volunteers who contribute their time and effort to our mission.

But it is the families that truly stand out. From care takers navigating through some of the most challenging situations, to the children themselves working hard in every therapy session. We celebrate these resilient individuals who enter our doors and dedicate themselves to improving their lives and striving for independence all while wearing smiles on their faces.

There is an abundance of stories within our grasp. These stories are the essence of our purpose for this blog. We yearn to share them with you, to create connections, and to touch hearts.

We know there are stories we are not yet aware of though, which is where you come in. Care takers of Schreiber kids, Schreiber alumni, and volunteers, we want to hear from you. Your voices and experiences are invaluable, and we eagerly await the opportunity to hear from you!

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MJ Bermudez: Beating the odds with work, Schreiber therapy

MJ Bermudez was in the middle of an aquatic therapy session with Schreiber PT Laurie Panther when a photographer started snapping his picture. Right away, a big smile spread across MJ’s face. This is somebody who likes having his picture taken. “He doesn’t speak, but he understands everything,” says his mother, Sharon Petrosky. “He has…

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Family’s connection to Schreiber grows with Rubber Duckie Race

Logan and Nicholas Campbell are almost-6-year-old twin boys with twin obsessions: lawn mowers and Schreiber’s Duckie. The boys were in all their glory this week when they stopped in with dad Nathan Campbell, who was picking up tickets to sell for Schreiber’s annual Rubber Duckie Race. The iconic inflatable Duckie was standing tall outside, and…

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How worry affects our thinking

by Missy Ressler In the fifth post in our series of anxiety, Schreiber’s Behavioral Health therapists share strategies for when your child forms worry links and asks “what if” questions. In order to help families who are struggling with scary emotions over wearing masks or seeing people in masks, please share a picture of your…

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‘A Little Spot of Anxiety’

By Kaity Sollenberger Today in Post 4 in our series on anxiety Schreiber Behavioral Health therapists suggest a book to read with your child. Here’s the list of all the posts:Post 1: What is WorryPost 2: How the Autonomic Nervous System worksPost 3: How worry affects our bodiesPost 4: A little spot of anxietyPost 5:…

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How worry affects our bodies

By Missy Ressler Today’s video post in our series about anxiety will explain how stress and anxiety affect our bodies and offer some tips on how to slow or stop the worry cycle. Here’s the list of all the posts:Post 1: What is WorryPost 2: How the Autonomic Nervous System worksPost 3: How worry affects…

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Part 1: What is Worry

By Missy Ressler COVID-19 has created a lot of new stress for children and families. Schreiber’s Behavioral Health therapists wanted to provide some resources to help you navigate the daily challenges. We’re launching this series of blog posts on the topic of anxiety. We will publish two a week for the next three weeks. Today,…

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A Schreiber update from James DeBord

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…

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