For 9-year-old Bennett, developing a typical relationship with food has been a complicated journey. Since combining feeding therapy and mental health services at ChildServe, Bennett has gone from receiving most of his calories through supplementation to just 350 daily calories away from weaning off entirely!
Whether parents have just received a new diagnosis for their child, or their child is recovering after a traumatic accident or major surgery, emotions and stress can run high, and these day-to-day mental and physical battles do not stop after the first year.
Everyone could use help, and even the smallest gift of time or support can go a long way. Check out the 16 ways ChildServe’s Family Advisory Council suggests to help a parent or caregiver of a child with special needs.
ChildServe – Woodland hosted its second annual field day and it was a big success! Team members, families, volunteers, kids and teens turned out for an afternoon of fun. The event was packed with activities including ambulance tours, an ice cream truck and ponies.
Thanks to the generous support of Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa, families have access to ChildServe’s life-changing behavioral health services.
Though Zena’s “one-of-a-kind” diagnosis came with uncertainty, her unique, fighting spirit continues to drive her forward to a new kind of uncertainty- one without limits. With lots of hard work in speech, occupational and physical therapy, Zena is building the life of her dreams with help from her ChildServe team.