Schreiber Stories

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.


Justin Walker returns to Camp Schreiber — for his job

Justin’s time at Schreiber goes back 20 years. He was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, commonly known as brittle bone disease. He started coming to Schreiber when he was 2 and at 4 was named a Schreiber ambassador. He received therapy, attended preschool (and worked with Jay Graver, Mr. Jay, the current preschool and camp director)…

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Sophia Clay thrives at Schreiber

Kelly was looking for outpatient physical therapy to continue what she was already doing in the home, and Schreiber had what she was looking for — a new perspective and some new ideas. Sophia has cerebral palsy and struggles to control her body movements. Gaining muscle strength and control is important for her, as this…

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Meet the 2016 Ambassadors: Sophia Panzini

Sophia Panzini Age: born 3/21/97 (18, turning 19 in March) Diagnosis: Autism spectrum disorder Parents: Reenie and Peter Panzini, Manheim Township Siblings: Edward, 20; Carina, 10 Favorite activities: Listening to music, adult coloring books, playing games on the Wii, collecting jewelry What she watches and listens to: The Food Network, “Spider Man” movie, Destiny’s Child…

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Meet the 2016 Ambassadors: Ty McCabe

Tiberius “Ty” McCabe Age: He turned 6 in December Diagnoses: Pierre Robin Syndrome, Pterygium Syndrome, hearing impaired, speech and language impaired Grade and school: Schreiber S.T.A.R.S. Preschool Parents: Kevin and Margaret McCabe, Lititz Siblings: Delaney, 12 Favorite activities: Playing with Delaney; playing with trains, tractors and monster truck toys; playing ABC Mouse and tabletop games…

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Meet the 2016 Ambassadors: Graham Lodwick

Graham Lodwick Age: He turns 12 in August Diagnosis: Deaf and childhood speech apraxia Grade and school: Fifth grade, John Beck Elementary School Parents: Wendy Williams and Karl Lodwick of South Lebanon Township, Lebanon County Siblings: Graham has an older brother Reese, 14 Favorite activities: Playing with pets, playing video games, bowling and riding his…

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Meet the 2016 Ambassadors: Sophia Clay

Sophia Clay Age: She turns 5 on March 28 Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy Parents: Kelly and Adam Clay of Manheim Township Siblings: None Favorite activities: Playing with her toys, going to the beach, watching movies on her iPad, riding her bike around the neighborhood and seeing plays at local theaters. Favorite foods: Pizza and ice cream…

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