Walk With Me Philadelphia SUPPORTING EASTERSEALS OF SOUTHEASTERN PA
Walk With Me Philadelphia

About Walk With Me Southeastern PA

Click here to meet your 2020 Walk With Me Ambassadors

For 100 years, Easterseals of Southeastern Pennsylvania has been helping people with disabilities gain greater confidence. Our mission is to change the way the world views disabilities by providing exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Our services include Approved Private School, autistic support, assistive technology, early intervention and speech, physical and occupational therapy programs. The individuals we serve are challenged with a variety of disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, spina bifida and physical and developmental delays.

Every summer, Easterseals hold their annual Walk With Me event at the Philadelphia Zoo. Walk With Me is a 5k run and a 1 mile walk held to raise funds and awareness for those living with disabilities in SEPA. Walk With Me is our largest event, reaching over 1300 participants. Funding for programs and services comes from a variety of sources. Walk With Me is one of the main sources.

Date

Starts at:  June 6, 2020 6:30 AM
Ends at:  June 6, 2020 9:30 AM

Location

Philadelphia Zoo
3400 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia,PA 19104 USA

Contact

Natasha Lebron
484-234-8005
nlebron@easterseals-sepa.org

Breaking Barriers One Step At a Time

Participate at Walk With Me to change the life of a child!

Your participation in Walk With Me will provide support for direct services happening right now; giving families the answers and therapies they need to help their child find greater independence. Help us change the way the world sees disabilities.

In 2019, 1,000 participants helped raise over $100,000. This year you can make an impact in our kids lives.

Meet our 2020 Honorary Ambassadors at the event and see how Easterseals has changed their lives. This year, lets talk the walk! Let your friends you are Walking to support Easterseals.

Why Walk for Disabilities?

Participating at Walk with Me gives kids like Jonathan the opportunity to make astonishing progress. During his time at Easterseals, Jonathan has learned how to stand using his gait trainer and masters his wheelchair.

Jonathan is a happy five-year-old, who has Lowes Syndrome. His endless supply of kisses will melt your heart. His most favorite thing of all is being with his mom and dad, and his dog. With all of the love and support that surround him, it's easy to understand why he is always smiling and doing so many amazing things.

How Your Support Makes a Difference

Tyrese has the most gorgeous eyes and the way he looks at his mom could melt your heart. This sweet seven-year-old has cerebral palsy and attended Easterseals in Philadelphia from age three to six. His mom says the minute they toured the classroom, he fit right in and they never looked back. While he attended Easterseals, his speech improved dramatically, he learned to use a gait trainer and began sitting independently, even going so far as to claim his own spot on the couch. He loves to watch Barney and sports. He has a love of all sports (except for golf) but especially basketball and wresting and tries to play ball in the house with his dad (his hero) whenever he can. Tyrese served as one of our Ambassadors for the 2019 Walk With Me and also stole the show, so to speak, when he received a battery-operated jeep that was customized for him by an extraordinary team of volunteers at the Comcast Car Build.

This fall, Tyrese began attending the Widener School and he loves it! According to his mom, the transition has been wonderful. He loves to read in class and sing with his friends at school. He is stringing more words together and is always showing off how well he knows his vowels. He is also doing very well at wearing his glasses and using the potty more. His passion for wrestling and his magnetic smile are unchanged. Tyrese has also embraced the mobility his new car has allowed him. He drives it around the house and when he’s ready for some down time, he pulls up in front of the tv and parks for a while. It is a simple pleasure made possible by countless extraordinary people.


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