Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network’s Pediatric Program recently received a $15,000 grant from The Wells Fargo Foundation. The grant will be used to support pediatric programming, physician and therapist services, the purchase of assistive technology for learning, reading and alternative communication and charitable care.
Good Shepherd Pediatrics provides both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation to children with a variety of physical or cognitive conditions, including autism, developmental delays, neuromuscular disease, stroke, brain and spinal cord injuries or multiple traumas. Good Shepherd’s Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation Program offers the services of the only two board-certified developmental pediatricians in the Lehigh Valley region.
Almost 40 percent of pediatric patients receive some sort of charity care because their families have no insurance or simply can not afford to pay for their child’s therapy. The grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation will help in the effort to improve access to these vital services for more children.
“Good Shepherd's outpatient pediatric program is such a wonderful resource for children and their families,” says Cindy Garcia, personal banker, Wells Fargo. “It's been there for my daughter and it's been there for other Wells Fargo team members, too. By supporting such a worthwhile program, Wells Fargo gives back to the community and its team members, helping to ensure that our children get the very best."