Stories of Hope

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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Caitlin’s Story

Summer 2017 With her bright yellow walker, infectious smile, and fearless ambitions, 5 year old Caitlin Mauk, pushes herself through the sliding doors at Capper Foundation every week, ready to take on the world. In the fall of 2015, Caitlin began her journey with Capper Foundation, receiving Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physical Therapy (PT).  She…

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TJ’s Story

Cleaning His Way to the Right Job Spring 2016 While finding a job isn’t always easy, TJ Stephens has proved that with a positive attitude, hard work and little help…there’s a job that’s right for him. In February, TJ began working full-time as a janitor at Galaxy Technologies in Winfield, KS. TJ previously worked on…

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