Stories of Hope

Meet Marti

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Capper Foundation has transitioned to a service delivery model known as “teletherapy,” allowing our therapists to safely connect with children through video conferencing. In his journey to overcome a speech delay, Marti has been working with Speech-Language Pathologist Jenny Stous, continually making huge strides in his sessions. Marti’s mother, Sudia, says,…

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Maddie’s Story

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Capper has taken every precaution to protect the health of persons served and staff. As part of our Exposure Prevention Plan, we closed our facilities to public access, and some of our programs have yet to resume, but that hasn’t put a stop to the vital services we provide. Therapy Transition…

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Unstoppable Zoey

Some of you may remember Zoey from our social media pages and printed materials. Earlier this year, her parents shared about Zoey’s journey with Capper, beginning back in July of 2017 when she was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Zoey’s diagnosis often results in the use of a wheelchair, but physical therapy at Capper has…

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Jeremiah’s Story

Jeremiah has been building abilities with Capper Foundation for the last three years, starting shortly after his mother discovered he was in need of speech therapy. Since then, our staff have enjoyed working with him and his family to help meet their goals. “I just walked in and spoke to Mary, the Intake Coordinator, and…

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OE’s Story

Meeting Olga Ellise (nicknamed OE) immediately puts a smile on your face.  We featured OE in 2013 in a past newsletter, and thought you would like to hear an update on this miracle child, now 11 years old. Her story began at the age of four when a Kansas family became aware she was to…

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Antonio & Tavion’s Story

Ten years ago, Natasha Traphagan and Rolando Lewis were experiencing all the excitement that comes with being first time parents with the bonus of carrying twin boys. Then, Natasha began having complications and gave birth at only 26 weeks. Both premature babies were born weighing just 1-pound 14-ounces.They received special care in the hospital’s Neonatal…

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Ron’s Story

“See you tomorrow and have a good evening” are words Ron Bennett speaks daily as he clocks out from his job at Capper Foundation, a job he never thought would be possible twenty-one years ago. Ron spent the majority of his life being transferred from one state hospital to another, suffering from mental health and…

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Tara’s Story

“To go fast, go alone. To go far, go together.”  ~African proverb With two boys, Dave and Shelley anxiously awaited the arrival of their third child. They hoped they would be blessed with a little girl, and on August 29, 2007, they welcomed Tara into the world. Their family was complete and everything was perfect,…

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Ethan & Treven’s Story

“KINDESS IS REALIZING THAT WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.”  ~ RAKtivist I would like to share a story of how a simple act of kindness by a caring therapist, would help create a bond between two families facing similar challenges for many years to come. In 2007, Matt and Cindy Broxterman sought the help of…

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Diane’s Story

Working Helps Her Build Abilities Winter 2017 For those who know Diane Hannigan, she’s cheerful, loving, energetic, outspoken and some have even been quoted as saying she’s “spunky as all get out”. During the work week, Diane is all of these things plus a hard worker who sticks true to her motto to Sell…Sell…Sell at…

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