Two-year-old Eloise has the incredible ability to smile even when things are really challenging. She is a spunky, opinionated, and amazing girl who has the resources and support to make her own story. Her parents, Rachel and Zach, share, “There is something supernatural about Eloise’s joy.”
When Eloise was born, her parents were told that she would not be able to make intentional movements or communicate. But when we met with an occupational therapist at Easterseals, they saw Eloise exceed those expectations. She reaches for things and tries to swipe at different stimuli. Ever since that first meeting, Eloise has made huge leaps in play.
Her parents want the world to know that Eloise is an incredible, beautiful, hardworking, and joyful little girl. She has a disability, which means that her life looks different. However, she still deserves every opportunity other children have, and Easterseals is paving the way to make that happen.
“Easterseals is a resource to help parents learn how to empower and equip their children to live their lives to the fullest, whatever that looks like for them. Easterseals comes alongside children to help them reach their individualized, full potential.”Rachel, Eloise’s Mom
Eloise has Holoprosencephaly (HPE). She began receiving occupational therapy and physical therapy services from Easterseals when she was 4 months old. Now, almost two years later, her parents are excited as they see her excel in her own way.
“Eloise’s life is not about hitting milestones; it is about learning about Eloise’s capacity and then empowering her to live her life. – and that is what Easterseals does!”