Meet Mishi. A thriving teen thanks to an inclusive community.

 

Each day, our son’s ability to walk, play sports, tell jokes and laugh with friends is the outcome of KidsAbility therapy. Today, he’s an easy-going, funny, thoughtful and confident kid.

In the beginning it wasn’t easy for us to understand Mishi’s future – until we came to KidsAbility.

When Mishi was born prematurely, we were told he would never walk and he would face many challenges in his growth and development. Now, at the age of thirteen, Mishi is a true reflection of that hope we first received, and KidsAbility remains a constant for us in these unique times.

Opportunities to thrive begin with an inclusive community where every child, youth and family is valued for their differences. It’s what every parent hopes for their child and what we found for Mishi through therapy, programs and resources at KidsAbility.

From Mishi’s earliest occupational and physiotherapy visits to strengthen his muscles to specialized iPad technology to discover a world of words, KidsAbility’s therapists ensure Mishi is setting new goals as a teen. This means he is learning life skills – how to stay home alone and when to call 911 – and practical skills like how to prepare his favourite food.

Before we arrived at KidsAbility, darkness surrounded us. Now, we have the hope and strength to believe in our son’s future. Thanks to his ongoing journey – and donors who silently make it possible – our son is understood, actively included and achieving great things at home, at school and in our community.

As parents, we have much to be thankful for and many to whom we are grateful. We count KidsAbility among them.

Abraham and Zdenka, Mishi's parents


For so many other families like Mishi’s, access to a team of expert therapists and a wide range of innovative programs and critical resources are what they need to believe in a brighter future. 

You can make therapy possible for more kids who need it most. Your gift today will support life-changing therapy, innovative programs and the latest technology for children and youth achieve great things at home, at school and in the community.

                                             Lisa Talbot, Executive Director, KidsAbility Foundation