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Meet Ziama, awarded 2nd grant period of 2015

Meet Ziama!

She is a recipient of our 2nd quarter grant of 2015

Ziama L. was in need of more mobility and Mom wanted to give it to her in the form of an Upsee.  We were happy to help!

Marco P. from Miami, 2nd quarter grant recipient

Meet Marco!

2015 2nd quarter grant recipient

Marco and his amazing Mom work hard at enabling his physical abilities to strengthen and adjust to his growing body.  One positive discovery Mom found was the use of Essential Oils when she does physical therapy with him.

Alexis Padgett
Alexis P. 1st quarter recipient of 2015

Meet Alexis!

1st quarter of 2015 – winner of the Upsee

Alexis, a 3 year old from TN, and her Mom needed a better way to get around together, so they asked us for help in getting an Upsee.  She was able to get it just in time for her birthday!

One of our 1st grant winner for 2015
Norvin, 1st grant period of 2015

Meet Norvin!

Awarded Tae Kwon Do in 1st grant period of 2015

Norvin wanted to continue to take Taw Kwon Do to prevent his muscles from becoming more spastic and to keep his self esteem up.  We understand the importance of keeping healthy and happy, so we were thrilled to award him a grant to pay for his sessions.

Alexander Solorio
Alexander, 2015 grant recipient

Meet Alexander!

Alexander was awarded Electrical Stimulation Therapy

His Mom applied in the 2nd quarter of 2014 and was awarded the grant in the 1st quarter of 2015.  He has shown such improvements with this therapy and Mom is thrilled to be able to continue with his treatment.

Elijah T.

Meet Elijah!

He is a 1st quarter grant recipient of 2015

Elijah T. is a energetic little boy that loves to learn.  He was awarded a new iPad and an iTunes gift card so that he could buy the necessary apps that will help him with learning new and wonderful things, as well as help him with his speech.

winner Zoe Hamblin with Chuck the Dog
Meet Zoe!

Meet Zoe!

She is the 1st quarter grant recipient of 2015

Chuck the Therapy Dog was a much needed companion for Zoe and we were thrilled to help!

Javan, winner of PT

Meet Javan!

Recipient of  Physical Therapy for 2014

Javan, a 9 year old from TN, will be able to get the physical therapy sessions that he needs.

Adelaide, slide photo
Adelaide, winner of the Embrace Watch

Meet Adelaide!

She is a 2014 recipient of an Embrace Watch.

Adelaide has a TBI which results in seizures.  This amazing watch will alert her parents, even waking them up at night, whenever she has seizure activity that requires their attention.

Meiko 2014 winner
Meiko, winner of Conductive Education Camp

Meet Meiko!

2014 winner of tuition to a Conductive Education Camp

Meiko, a happy 6 year old, will be attending camp this summer to participate in The Peto Institute and their Conductive Education program.

Matthew Palenik
Matthew P, an iPad winner in 2014

Meet Matthew!

iPad & adaptive software recipient in 2014

Mom wants to be able to help Matthew practice what he learns at school and now she can with specialized software and a new iPad.

Michael C. of CT
Michael C., recipient of the AmTryke in 2014

Meet Michael!

AmTryke recipient in 2014

Michael wanted to improve the strength in his limbs so he could go outside and enjoy riding his bike.

Mercy L.
Mercy L. ~ 2014 grant recipient of an Upsee

Meet Mercy

A 2014 Grant Recipient of the Upsee!

Mercy has 7 brothers and sisters to keep up with, so she is secured in with an Upsee and hitting the trails with her whole family.

Meet Eddy Jr, our first grant winner of 2014
Eddy Jr.

Meet Eddy Jr.!

He is our first grant recipient of 2014

Eddy and his parents have found that HBOT is an excellent way to improve his Cerebral Palsy, so they asked our Foundation for a grant to continue the good work that they started.

Caitlin 3Q 2012-2
Caitlin, iPad in 2012

Meet Caitlin!

2012 recipient of an iPad

Caitlin’s teacher have been working hard with her to improve her communication skills and the iPad was the perfect addition to allow her to learn both at school and home.

Olivia_Wii 2012
Olivia, Wii winner in 2012

Meet Olivia!

Winner of a Nintendo Wii game console in 2012

Olivia, a 4 year old from WA, took her therapists advice to start using a Wii game console to help her spastic diplegia CP.

Andrew, 2012 recipient of TheraSuit Therapy

Meet Andrew!

A 2012 recipient of TheraSuit Therapy

Andrew, a 3 year old with CP, participates in the Bridges Program at The Therapy Place in Columbia, S.C.

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Ben, 2012 Rifton Bath Seat

Meet Ben!

2012 Blue Rifton Wave Bath Seat

Ben had outgrown his bath seat and Danielle’s Foundation was able to provide him a new one!

Oliver 1Qgrant 2012
Oliver, 2012 recipient of Anat Baniel Method therapy

Meet Oliver!

2012 recipient of ABM therapy

Oliver takes Anat Baniel Method Therapy for his spastic quad CP and it has helped him with both motor and verbal skills.

Mercy 2011 AmTryke
Mercy, AmTryke winner in 2012

Meet Mercy!

Winner of AmTryke in 2012

Mercy is a happy little 3 year old who will be able to keep up with her brothers and sisters on bikes!

Alexis 4Qgrant 2011
Lexie, intensive EuroPT

Meet Lexie!

2011 Recipient of EuroPT

European Pediatric Physical Therapy (EuroPT) is a form of suit therapy that will help Lexi strength her muscles.

3QGrant Jewel 2011
Jewel, 2011 recipient of PT & Myofascial release

Meet Jewel!

2011 recipient of Myofascial release & PT

“Team Jewel” have been working hard to get her more mobile and independent!

Stacy 2nd quarter winner 2011
Stacy*, winner of HBOT treatments in 2011

Meet Stacy*!

HBOT treatments in 2011

Stacy*, a 9 year old from Pennsylvania, used the funds to get HBOT treatments and craniosacral therapy.

*Child’s name changed per family’s request.

Julian, awarded Hippotherapy in 2011
Julian, grant winner 2011

Meet Julian!

2011 recipient of Hippotherapy

Julian’s grandmother needed help getting this wonderful therapy to help her grandson improve his core strength.

Michael, iPad winner in 2011

Meet Michael!

Winner of an iPad in 2011

Congratulations to 9 year old Michael for being our iPad giveaway winner.

Natalie 4th quarter grant 2010
Natalie, Conductive Education and Intensive Therapy

Meet Natalie!

Conductive Education and Therapy in 2010

Natalie is a wonderful 5 year who was born 4 months premature.  She is making amazing progress and we were so happy to help her continue with a grant to Ability Plus Therapy in Melbourne, FL.

Brenna, HBOT recipient in 2010

Meet Brenna!

A 2010 recipient of HBOT

Brenna is a 13 month old with Cerebral Palsy that is excelling with her HBOT treatments!

Isaac 2nd quarter grant winner 2010
Isaac, winner of HBOT treatments

Meet Isaac!

2010 recipient of HBOT therapies

Isaac is a 4 year old who responded so well and has improved vision and physical abilities due to these wonderful treatments.

Canaan 2010 grant recipient
Canaan, a Physical Therapy grant recipient in 2010

Meet Canaan!

Physical Therapy recipient in 2010

Canaan is a 3 year old who wanted to continue the physical therapy that was giving him the skills he needed to move so well.

Anat Baniel Method Therapy
Noah 2010 Grant recipient

Meet Noah!

2010 recipient of Anat Beniel Method Treatment

Noah received a great alternative therapy that allows his brain to create new neural connections and patterns. Also known as Feldenkrais, this method helped Noah make improvements quickly.


Ziama, received an Upsee for 2nd grant period of 2015

Ziama, awarded an Upsee for the 2nd grant period of 2015! Read More

Marco P. from Miami, 2nd grant winner of 2015

Marco and his Mom wanted Essential Oils to help them with the PT they do every day. Read More

Alexis P, winner of an Upsee 1st quarter 2015
Alexis, needed the ability to strengthen her core muscles more.

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Norvin, winner of Tae-Kwon-Do in 2015

Norvin, winner of Tae-Kwon-Do in 1st grant period 2015 Read More

Alexander, Electrical Stimulation Therapy in 2015

Alexander is an wonderful 5 year old boy who is showing improving by the various therapies that he works so hard to master.
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Elijah, 2015 recipient of an iPad and Gift Card

Elijah wanted to improve his ability to speak to his family and learn more while at home.

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Zoe and Chuck, her therapy dog in 2015

Zoe was able to get her new therapy dog, Chuck, who helps her when she has seizures.
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Wrapping up 2014

2014 was quite a year! Thank you so much for joining our CP & TBI family ~ In reviewing this year, we are so please to see how many new families that have joined our Grant Program.  This year has brought about some wonderful changes, the biggest one being that instead of only 2 grant periods a year, the Foundation has expanded it to 4 grant periods!  That means we are able to help twice as many families as we have in the past. Read More

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Apply for a grant from Danielle’s Foundation.

We strive to help families gain access to therapies, equipment and other benefits for their children who have Cerebral Palsy or Brain Injuries.

Danielle’s Story

Danielle’s Foundation was created to honor the memory of Danielle Vick, who sadly passed away in 2008 from complications of anoxic brain injury.

While Danielle’s life was short, it was also incredibly inspirational. When Danielle’s mother, Florence, was exposed to the world of special needs children—a world in which therapies and benefits are too often just out of reach, too expensive, or turned down by insurance companies—she realized the importance of becoming an advocate for her child.  Please read more about Danielle’s Story here.

Apply for a grant today!

To honor her memory, this Foundation was started for families to obtain a grant that can be used towards therapies, equipment, and other benefits.  Our grant period runs every quarter (90 days) and the 2 page application is very simple to fill out.  You will be contacted by one of our volunteers for a short conversation regarding your child and their needs.  We understand hectic schedules and respect your time, so we try and keep the conversations short and always when it is convenient for the parents or caregivers. At the end of each quarter the Board of Directors meet and make a selection, and this process takes approximately a month.  We have been thrilled that we have been able to give more than one grant each quarter! The families are notified by phone and then a public announcement is made on our Facebook page.

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You will find information about some of the newest equipment, different therapies and techniques used to help the kids, shops online that specialize in adaptive software and electronics as well as camps for the summer, wheelchair accessible places to visit and a ton of other Cerebral Palsy news!

Call today at 800-511-2283 and request a grant application.  We look forward to being able to help you and your child.

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