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THE LUZERNE FOUNDATION COMMUNITY CHAMPION OF THE WEEK Luzerne Foundation Here for good." Ron and Brenda DEeo of Dura wene raining two children when they wene bleed with their son Robeit in 19. As Robert grew, his parents notioed that Robert untortunately had trouble communicating with people and would often at out when irustrated. Concenned Sor his well- being, thee young pants brought him to see a peciali whee Robert wan diagnosed with autism at age 3 in the mid-199, there was tetle information on the treatment of autism. In their initial diagnonis Ron and Brenda wene informed that medication and straints would be a large part of his ie. Refuing to acorpt this fate for their son, they beggan secking out information to learm mone about Autism Throug mach determination, they coverted their basement into aclaroom where Robert received years of therapy with TSS workes Due to his famly's love and his own reolve, Kobert i umently happy vibrant 25 year old who is afavorite member of the community, wurking fell time and always seeking to help others healty nd Ron and Beenda knew that their lamily wes struggling with an atim diagnosin othen were as well That is why in 20l they formed the Earthly Angels Autisen Fund of the Lueme Foundation Designed to be the "boots on the ground" kor parents wdo a facing real le sitations with an autistic chid, the Earthly Angels made re that the tamilies who are oten overuhelned had the ouces needed to help their chid. Over the past twenty yeas. they have asisted hundeds of local lamilies Since s inorption Earthly Angels have provided over S20000 in grans to local non-pit erganiration which provide support and services to autitk individuals in Lueme. Lackawanna and urunding ounies. This money wn ad through oen small denatione en the community and a variety of fandraisers that the Earthly Angels have run over the yeas The DEeo tamily in inpiring as they are truly Comunity Champiore" said Diid Pedi, Psident and CEO of the Leme Foundation "Faced with a lechanging medical diagnonis, intead of retreating inward, they chose to ofter a helping hand to others in need. Through it all a dedication to tamly and their comunity have been tir comentone and we are poud to partner with dhe Earthly Angels Autim Fund to help those in need" continued Pedri Should you wish to support the Earthly Angels Autim Tund, please feel twe to donate via the webite lsted below or by mail ir you ane similar to the Dlios, with a caue near to your heart and want to make a diftennce here in Northeastern ereylvania -pleae give un a call at the Luneme Foundation Do you want to muke our home betert So do we. Let's do it togither Becauwe of you and dor you, we ane. Hew for good THE LUZERNE FOUNDATION 34 SOUTH RIVER ST. WILKES-BARRE, PA 18702 www.LUZFDN.ORG 570.822.2065 THE LUZERNE FOUNDATION COMMUNITY CHAMPION OF THE WEEK Luzerne Foundation Here for good." Ron and Brenda DEeo of Dura wene raining two children when they wene bleed with their son Robeit in 19. As Robert grew, his parents notioed that Robert untortunately had trouble communicating with people and would often at out when irustrated. Concenned Sor his well- being, thee young pants brought him to see a peciali whee Robert wan diagnosed with autism at age 3 in the mid-199, there was tetle information on the treatment of autism. In their initial diagnonis Ron and Brenda wene informed that medication and straints would be a large part of his ie. Refuing to acorpt this fate for their son, they beggan secking out information to learm mone about Autism Throug mach determination, they coverted their basement into aclaroom where Robert received years of therapy with TSS workes Due to his famly's love and his own reolve, Kobert i umently happy vibrant 25 year old who is afavorite member of the community, wurking fell time and always seeking to help others healty nd Ron and Beenda knew that their lamily wes struggling with an atim diagnosin othen were as well That is why in 20l they formed the Earthly Angels Autisen Fund of the Lueme Foundation Designed to be the "boots on the ground" kor parents wdo a facing real le sitations with an autistic chid, the Earthly Angels made re that the tamilies who are oten overuhelned had the ouces needed to help their chid. Over the past twenty yeas. they have asisted hundeds of local lamilies Since s inorption Earthly Angels have provided over S20000 in grans to local non-pit erganiration which provide support and services to autitk individuals in Lueme. Lackawanna and urunding ounies. This money wn ad through oen small denatione en the community and a variety of fandraisers that the Earthly Angels have run over the yeas The DEeo tamily in inpiring as they are truly Comunity Champiore" said Diid Pedi, Psident and CEO of the Leme Foundation "Faced with a lechanging medical diagnonis, intead of retreating inward, they chose to ofter a helping hand to others in need. Through it all a dedication to tamly and their comunity have been tir comentone and we are poud to partner with dhe Earthly Angels Autim Fund to help those in need" continued Pedri Should you wish to support the Earthly Angels Autim Tund, please feel twe to donate via the webite lsted below or by mail ir you ane similar to the Dlios, with a caue near to your heart and want to make a diftennce here in Northeastern ereylvania -pleae give un a call at the Luneme Foundation Do you want to muke our home betert So do we. Let's do it togither Becauwe of you and dor you, we ane. Hew for good THE LUZERNE FOUNDATION 34 SOUTH RIVER ST. WILKES-BARRE, PA 18702 www.LUZFDN.ORG 570.822.2065