@PCgivingproject Presents Inaugural Grant to Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehab Center

By: Contributor Last Updated: November 2, 2015

pccf-grant-jacobs-ladder-2015-1The Porter County Community Foundation @PCgivingproject selected Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehab Center to receive its inaugural @PCgivingproject Fund grant. Founders of the giving group awarded the grant to the nonprofit organization that serves children with special needs to help fund aquatic therapy equipment and training.

A few Founders stopped by a recent therapy session to present a commemorative check and see the grant in action. Jacob’s Ladder staff demonstrated the treadmill that @PCgivingproject made possible and talked about the benefits of aquatic therapy. “Water gives us a whole new world,” said Luke McAuley, a Jacob’s Ladder therapist. “A lot of the things we can’t get kids to do on land, we can get them to do in water.” Water helps support body weight, gets the muscles to relax, and gives resistance on all sides of the body.

pccf-grant-jacobs-ladder-2015-2“I don’t know what we could do to help her if it weren’t for Jacob’s Ladder,” said Yuri Wall whose daughter Alyssa takes part in the aquatic therapy sessions. “I never knew this (type of therapy) existed. I can now see her standing, see her move her legs.”

The @PCgivingproject is the Foundation’s group of young leaders and families who are dedicated to making a difference in our community through helping support innovative education and youth development programs that serve children and youth. Each year they host a fundraiser for “20-30-40-somethings” to benefit the @PCgivingproject Fund.

This year’s @PCgivingproject annual FUNDraiser, A Night at the Improv, will be held this Friday, November 6 at The Market (formerly Strongbow). Disposable Theatre will provide the entertainment. A limited number of tickets are still available and can be purchased online at portercountyfoundation.org or by phone at (219) 465-0294.