INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The Sunshine Physical Therapy Clinic, a non-profit outpatient facility providing rehabilitation services to Treasure Coast residents since 1953, dedicated the new Steve and Rose Sadlek Pediatric Wing with a special ceremony at the Clinic in March.
“The Pediatric Wing provides a separate treatment area with exercise and play therapy equipment for our growing Sunshine Kids Program,” said Clinic Director Lynne Gates House, PT, OCS.
Part of the celebration included introducing Ian McCormick, Sunshine Kids 3-year-old Child Ambassador for 2015 and a recent beneficiary of many of the services offered to children at the center including occupational, physical and speech therapies.
Ian, who suffers developmental delays after being diagnosed with a rare genetic condition affecting vision, hearing and motor skills, has made remarkable progress since joining Sunshine Kid’s Therapy, said his mother Jasiree McCormick.
Ian started occupational and physical therapy at Sunshine Kids when he was just 18 months old. At the time, Ian was unable to sit up and was very sensitive to strangers.
“The Sunshine Kids staff was extremely warm and understanding. They did everything they could to get to know Ian and become a special friend while challenging him to grow and thrive,” Jasiree McCormick said.
More than 50 community supports attended the day and shared touching memories and stories about how Sunshine Physical Therapy Clinic has impacted the lives of children, patients and volunteers in the community. A local organization called the Foxy Ladies Card Club presented a check to the clinic in support of their ongoing mission to provide quality services to all in need.
Local bakers Classy Cupcakes and Yellow Rose Cakery assisted with the event by donating custom theme cakes and cupcakes.
Sunshine Physical Therapy Clinic serves children and adults and is located at 1705 17th Avenue, Vero Beach. For more information, please call (772) 562-6877, find the Clinic on Facebook or visit our website at www.SunshinePTC.org.