Meet Teddy

When the pandemic first started, the Children’s Treatment Centre’s respite services were put on pause, like many other services across Chatham-Kent. The CTC-CK recognized how valuable respite services are for families and it was important to find a way to begin providing this service again. With a lot of problem solving, brain storming, and thinking outside of the box, respite … Read More

Meet Chord

Chord is a unique and rare name for a rare and unique 8-year-old. A music chord is a collection of three notes. After struggling to start a family we choose the name Chord to symbolize our family of three. Little did we know that music would play such a large part in the early years of his life. Chord has … Read More

Meet Rachel

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It’s been almost 4 months since the pandemic brought everything to a standstill, and families have had to adjust schedules and adapt to a different kind of new normal. And for some families, like Andrew and Kelly Cleveland whose daughter Rachel has cerebral palsy, that meant additional challenges including changing to a virtual setting for therapy sessions. When the Children’s … Read More

Meet Oakley

Meet Oakley who recently turned two!  Oakley loves playing with her big sister Harper, water play, visiting the park to go on the swings and exploring the world in her wheelchair. Oakley has spina bifida and hydrocephalus and has had six major surgeries.  On the day she was born she had a surgery to repair the opening in her spine. … Read More

Meet Bentley

In 2016 at 8 months old, Bentley was diagnosed with MeCP2 Duplication Syndrome, a rare, progressive neurological disorder that primarily affects boys. Most people with this condition have low muscle tone in infancy, feeding difficulties, poor or absent speech, seizures that may not improve with treatment, delayed development of motor skills such as sitting and walking. “We were told our … Read More