31 July 2010

Corrigan Care




Brian's been super busy at work lately so I thought I would briefly take over the blog to update everyone on some wonderful news in the Kolis family. Earlier this month I was asked to serve on the board of Corrigan Care, Inc. as Special Events Director. It's a new non-profit in Cobb County, GA that will provide one on one special needs childcare to child up to age six. Their goal will be to ensure that all special needs children will learn in a safe, caring environment, enabling them to maximize their potential, while providing individualized developmental intervention and therapy.

We have been very lucky as a family over the last two years. The generous support of our family and friends has helped us with Isaiah's medical expenses so I could be home with him. Brian and I cannot thank each and everyone enough for what you have done for us. However, many special needs families in Cobb County are not as lucky as we are, and they do not have many options for childcare for their children. Corrigan Care is hoping to fill that void. As a parent, it's a great comfort to me that there will be a place Isaiah could receive amazing care specialized for him, if I had to go back to work.

On August 28th, Corrigan Care will be holding their inaugural fundraiser Emmy's Bash at 7:00pm. Please consider attending this event or making a donation. You can go to www.corrigancare.com for more information. Many special needs families will greatly benefit your donation and from the work Corrigan Care is doing.

Short update

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. We've been worn down by the summer fun and trying to keep up with our now two year old. Isaiah is a bundle of energy and just looking at him seems to drain all the energy from my body after some days of work. I don't know how Rachel does it! Hopefully in the next couple weeks I'll get a couple good long posts up recapping the birthday party and our trip to Minnesota but for now this will have to do.

Rachel has started volunteering on the board of a local non-profit start up that will eventually be set up to help provide special needs daycare in East Cobb (our immediate area) at as close to a 1 to 1 ratio kids to caregivers as possible and be a central place where PT, OT, and speech therapy can all come and help multiple kids in a day without having to drive all over the county. It has been sapping up some of her time as well, but its a good cause that's near and dear to our hearts. Soon we'll probably have a post up about a fundraiser she's helping to plan for the end of August if any of the GA locals may be able to come.