Neely- Generations of Easterseal Support and Success

Stephanie and Lane Lawler struggled and sacrificed to provide the best level of support and care for their daughter, Neely, who has cerebral palsy.

They have successfully done so through job loss, financial devastation, medical scares and academic struggles. Through it all, though, they have remained steadfast in their commitment to their kids, family, church and community. Easterseals North Georgia’s Champions for Children helps the Lawler’s with medical and therapy expenses. This program allows her family to breathe a little easier knowing that things will not be such a struggle financially. They can focus on Neely’s successes not her necessities.

“Champions for Children has done more for us than we could have ever imagined. Neely has cerebral palsy, but it does not define her. She is just a regular kid who loves to play, spend time with her grandfather and live life to its fullest. We would have never been able to afford the services we received without ESNG’s financial assistance,” said Stephanie. “It may just be money to some people, but that money provided us what we needed.”

Neely’s grandfather was also a recipient of Easterseals services when, sixty years ago, he was stricken with polio. He spent many years away from his family in hospitals and rehabilitation. Easterseals supported his family then and now.

Champions for Children

Champions for Children is a program designed to assist children and their families who do not meet the eligibility requirements for the TEFRA/Katie Beckett Medicaid program. The program provides direct financial assistance and support services for Georgia’s medically fragile and special needs children and their families.

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