Jacoby’s Story

Our lives changed in an instant… We were scared for our son.

One in six children has a developmental disability or delay – children like our son, Jacoby, who has cerebral palsy related to his traumatic brain injury at birth.  We were motivated to do everything we could to give him the best life possible. Once we found UCP-OC, we knew the future was bright for our beautiful boy because of the array of comprehensive services made available to us.

For children with developmental disabilities, the first years of life are crucial to helping them reach their full potential. Your gift to UCP-OC will provide important direct services to children like Jacoby.

Supporters like you have helped our family in so many ways. Over the past four years we have been with UCP-OC, Jacoby has benefited from many services. In-home early intervention helped Jacoby gain receptive language skills and strength. Feeding therapy has allowed him to enjoy mealtime and have his G-tube removed. Through physical therapy, he is working on taking his first steps. We believe UCP-OC is the place our son will learn to walk.

Your generosity also gives us, as parents, access to the help, knowledge, and support we need to care for our son. The amazing therapists and caregivers at UCP-OC are a valued partner to every parent of a child with special needs.

Services for children with disabilities are expensive, but critical to each child’s future and ability to be an active member of our community. But they are not possible without support from donors like you. Your gift truly changes the lives of children in our community who have disabilities like cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, and other developmental challenges.

Your gift will give children like Jacoby the chance to learn to walk, communicate, and gain independence, and parents like us much-needed support and guidance. We are one of more than 4,300 children and families  receiving critical, life-changing care from   UCP-OC. Your contribution will help provide more than 100,000 hours of direct service in 2017 to families like ours. But we need your help before December 31 to meet the growing need for UCP-OC’s services in the coming year.

A Life Without Limits to our family means Jacoby can reach his full potential, despite having a disability.  We are grateful for donations that provide the resources to help our son gain the skills he needs to do this. Use your envelope and give today!

Sincerely,

Lisa and Nick Gonchar, Jacoby’s Parents

P.S. Please give your most generous contribution of $25, $100, $250 or more today to help kids like Jacoby live a Life Without Limits!

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