My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for SEBASTIAN RIDING ASSOCIATES INC, Collegeville, PA, USA
My granddaughter was born with arthrogryposis which was a direct result of a neuromuscular disease to date is still a mystery. Arthrogryposis causes fixed joints and lack of muscle in different areas of the body. In Hannah’s case it affected her arms, hands, legs, feet, neck, speech etc. She is in a power chair and will never walk and needs constant physical therapy or she will regress. PT is something she will need her entire life.
I learned of Sebastian at my place of employment. We have a yearly program called “Touched by an Agency” where the employee can submit a non-profit organization that affected their lives in a huge, positive way. The story of Sebastian made the top 15 and was sent out company-wide which is based in the US with locations throughout the world. That is a true testament to this organization. This program is highly regarded by not only the company but by the employees as well.
I knew that this type of therapy would be helpful for Hannah Faith. In addition to the Arthrogryposis and all areas affected she was also born with club feet and a tethered spinal cord which they released at 1 year of age. The therapy on a horse would help with her core strength but it would be done in a way that wouldn’t feel like physical therapy at all. She could bond with “Galen”, her current horse and develop a relationship that has turned out to be incredible. The crew at Sebastian is, without a doubt, committed to what they do. It never ceases to amaze me how much of their time and heart they give. I admire each and every one of them.
This year my grandson who is 10 years of age, Hannah’s big brother, had to start therapy at Sebastian. They found the same strain in his muscles as Hannah only not as severe. Since we don’t know the disease we don’t know if it was late onset of if he was born with it.
Sebastian has offered an alternative to these children who through no fault of their own suffer from an incurable disability. Please help them to continue to help all of the children that benefit from their therapy.