Category Archives: Awareness

Now I Can Photo Book

Now I Can has been blessed to get to know a talented local photographer with a zeal for service. Mike Ririe loves to take pictures. He wants to do it as a hobby, and as a way to help charities is need. We are not sure how we got so lucky, but Mike set out to make a difference for Now I Can and the children we serve. Eight months later, he has created a...

BYU Freshman with CP Defies the Odds

I wanted to pass along this excellent article about Andrew Justvig. Andrew is an amazing young man who was the first to tell us about his trip to Poland for intensive therapy (he eventually made 9 trips, I think!) about 8 years ago. His family and ours go way back, and it has been fun to see him grow up and excel in so many areas. Andrew’s sister, Samantha, has also been one of our...

A Winning Combination-Intensive Therapy and Hard Work

What a difference intensive physical therapy can make! Instead of traditional physical therapy one or two days a week, the hard work put in during the 5 days a week of intensive therapy at Now I Can helps patients see great improvement! Just yesterday I was talking with a Mom about the changes we saw in our daughter after her first intensive session. Of course, 60 hours of consecutive therapy is going to produce some...

Everyday people–fundraising from your couch every day

We are all so busy! Every day I have people ask me “How can I help Now I Can?” “Do you need volunteers?” “Can my son do an Eagle Scout project for Now I Can?” There are many needs a small charity has–especially one with daily operations like Now I Can. We are so thankful for everyone who serves and donates in big and small ways. I’d like to tell you about one of my...

More soccer fun with Timpview and Timpanogos

Several local Now I Can kids enjoyed being on the field with the Girls’ Varsity Soccer teams of Timpview and Timpanogos High Schools this week! Each child got a jersey from EACH school, and was announced by name over the loud speaker! What made this evening even more special is that these teams were fundraising all night for kids with disabilities. They sold delicious carne asada dinners (with Dr. J’s salsa, of course), and took...

Defying the Odds

Now I Can is so proud of all the kids who come to our facility. It is a joy for us to be part of their lives every day. We define success in so many ways, and we see these successes by your determined efforts all of the time. Here is short story about the triumph of one little girl over her doctors’ diagnoses: *Jessica was born March 26, 2002. She was born dead with...