Anonymous donor helps Houston kids in need of life-changing therapy

An anonymous corporate donor is helping improve the lives of kids in need of intensive therapy.

An anonymous corporate donor is doing its part to stand for Houston.

The Winter Program, a physical therapy clinic that offers intensive therapy for children, received a check for more than $40,000. Now, the program is offering scholarships for families in need of this life-changing therapy for their kids.

Ryan Logan has benefited from the therapy. He suffered a brain hemorrhage last July, but one look at him now, you wouldn't know it.

"It's not your traditional therapy," said Sherri Logan, Ryan's mother.

Sherri watched her son work with therapist Jennifer Jacobs. The sessions are a lot different than your average therapy.

"It's the amount of time we get to spend with the patients, one-on-one time," said Jacobs.

Sessions last three hours a day, five days a week, for a total of four weeks.

"That's 60 hours of therapy packed into one month; traditionally they get that in eight months of therapy for children," said therapist Laura Muniz.

The results are hard to ignore.

"I've never seen anything like it before," Sherri said.

Before and after videos capture the progress as Ryan regained strength in his legs and was able to walk more easily.

"It's so rewarding for them," said Muniz. "I see it in their eyes."

The problem is this type of therapy comes at a hefty cost: more than $5,000 a month, which isn't covered by insurance. For a lot of families, it's simply impossible until now.

"This donation allows us to reach out to a lot more people than we normally would be able to," said Jacobs.

Seventeen families will receive the intensive therapy scholarships and get the chance to make huge strides faster just like Ryan.

If you'd like to apply, go www.thewinterprogram.com. Download the application to apply. You'll need to submit an essay about your child's journey. They'll make their selections Oct. 15.


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