“Davis has grown up smiling his entire life and is always happy even though his life has not always been easy.” – Catherine E.
Ty suffered a vaccine injury when he was 12 months old. He was later diagnosed with Apraxia and Autism as a result and his parents have devoted their life to his recovery.
His family has moved several times to several states to get the best help they can find for Ty. They have cashed in retirement, used all of their savings, sold anything of value and gone without so that they can pay for the help that Ty needs to be successful in life. Ty’s mother, Kamree, shared “The Lord led us to Jacob’s Ladder as we were seeking His plan. I was hesitant to call because affording to send him was impossible for us. From the first phone call to the tour to the evaluation to today, somehow, God has made a way. I trust Him fully to work out the details. I know we are supposed to be at Jacob’s Ladder.”
“God hand-picked us to be Ty’s parents and we don’t take the responsibility that comes with that lightly. We are fully committed to Jacob’s Ladder and believe in this school and its purpose.” – Kamree H.
When Stephan received his diagnosis of Down syndrome at birth, his parents were scared and uncertain of the future. However, they firmly believed that God sent him to them as a blessing and we would do what all parents do for their children; love them unconditionally and provide opportunities for them to learn and thrive to the best of their abilities. Around 3 years old, Stephan began to present with different behaviors that seemed out of place. Stephan’s mom, Elaine, shared, “Our sweet lovable, full of life little boy was gone and we had no idea how to get him back.”
Stephan has been at Jacob’s Ladder for 4 years. Throughout Stephan’s time at Jacob’s Ladder, his parents have seen gains both big and small that have provided Stephan with an increased self-concept and quality of life. In 2015, Stephan was diagnosed with Autism and when the Developmental Pediatrician learned of where Stephan attended, he said, “that is the BEST place for him to be, I love their program.” This statement reaffirmed to Stephan’s parents that regardless of diagnosis, they were apart of community that would help their son reach his potential.
“We knew we needed an alternative solution, a program that would be tailored to his specific needs and after much research and tutoring, we found Jacob’s Ladder and it was a perfect fit.” – Elaine B.
Miracle is a rambunctious happy and caring young girl. She was born 3.5 months early due to a motor vehicle accident and spent 132 days in the hospital, fighting for her life. She was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and had significant brain damage. Life changed for the family when they brought their “Miracle” home. She struggled with everything from lifting her head to moving her arms and legs. Miracle has been at Jacob’s Ladder for 5 years and for those who haven’t seen Miracle in a few years are always amazed about how far she’s come. Her parents believed Miracle was always in there – they just needed to find a place that would bring it out of her and not give up because she didn’t fit the mold. Due to the success of the programming, communication, and enhanced education the staff offers, Miracle’s parents have witnessed their daughter grow leaps and bounds. They wish very much for Miracle to continue to receive the support and training Jacob’s Ladder offers.
“We found HOPE that Miracle is more than someone with Cerebral Palsy. We are told TRUTH about her successes and things to improve and we know she is truly LOVED here at Jacob’s Ladder.” – Tameche & Paul B.