Living Magazine Winter Living Magazine 2015/2016 - Page 6
FOR THE COMMUNITY
The dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™ does
humanitarian work all over the world, including in
the foundation’s own backyard. Giving new service
opportunities to Wellness Advocates and employees
alike, the dōTERRA Healing Hands Foundation
donated time and money to two different local
projects in August and October of 2015.
ACCESSIBILITY FOR ALL
The Now I Can Foundation in Provo, Utah, provides intensive
therapy for kids with various issues from cerebral palsy to brain
injuries. Running on grants, insurance, and private donations, this
nonprofit charity has created a facility that helps 80 to 100 children
a year. The foundation also offers a three-bedroom cottage for
families who come from all over the country for treatment to stay
in affordable housing while their child is in therapy. Only one thing
was missing—a wheelchair-accessible playground for the children
and their siblings to enjoy.
The playground was a dream of Now I Can founders Joel and
Tracey Christensen, whose daughter Colby was born with
hemiplegic cerebral palsy. The Now I Can Foundation was born
after they took Colby to Poland for more intensive physical therapy
than was offered in the U.S. at the time. When the therapists in
Poland worked miracles for Colby, the Christensens decided that
they wanted to help children in the U.S. have better access to this
kind of treatment.
To contribute to this worthy cause, the dōTERRA Healing Hands
Foundation donated material and provided volunteers to build the
playground for the many children and their families that come to
Now I Can. It took two weeks of breaking up concrete, planting
grass, and installing special equipment before work was finished.
But now, these kids who work so hard at their therapy have a place
to relax and simply be kids.
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