Archive for December, 2011
For many years I have worked with seniors and medically fragile adults. I am a relative newcomer to Epic Health Services and the world of medically fragile children. Over the past few months I have had the opportunity to learn about the amazing work of our Epic team members. To me, the only thing more amazing than the dedication and compassion of our Epic team members, is the strength and character of the children and families with whom we work. Despite the fact that many of our pediatric clients face tremendous challenges, if you look into the faces of our clients and their families, you see only smiles, pride, joy and love. I am reminded each day that there are many things in life that I should not take for granted, as well as how important it is to keep life’s little annoyances in perspective.
Epic’s Weslaco team brought to my attention an amazing story of brotherly love. Two brothers, one of whom has cerebal palsy, share a very special bond: they compete in triathalon events as a team. I invite you to watch their story. It is amazing, heartwarming and uplifting. And while these two very special boys are not our clients, the courage, love and joy you see in the video, and the inspiration you will feel, is what we at Epic are blessed to experience each and every day. For Brotherly Bond click here.
Epic’s Addison office had a holiday gift drive to collect toys and needed supplies for the many deserving children at Jonathan’s Place. The project was a huge success! Thanks to Epic’s Addison office, some deserving child at Jonathan’s placing is going to be smiling from ear to ear when the toy is this video is theirs to unwrap. This is the best version of The Chicken Dance you’ll ever see. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXjuPKGt7hs&feature=colike Happy Holidays!
Epic’s Addison team was committed to helping Jonathan’s Place spread holiday cheer to the youngest victims of abuse – the many children Jonathan’s Place helps throughout the year. The wheels were set in motion to collect as many items as possible from the Jonathan’s Place Wish List. With tomorrow being the last day to contribute gifts, so that presents could be wrapped and ready for Christmas Day, let’s just say Addison was a little ahead of schedule. Picture endless tables of gifts and you can only begin to imagine the smiles on the faces of Jonathan’s Places’ kids … and the gift wrapping that needed to take place! Ok … so you’re probably wondering why the reference to the Chicken Dance in the blog title. Check out our blog early next week and you’ll see a holiday version of the Chicken Dance that you’ll never forget. You may even have one more gift to add to your personal holiday wish list. I know I did! To lean more about Jonathan’s Place and why they are such an important part of our community, please visit their website at http://www.jpkids.org/.
With the winter season in full swing, it is easy to get lost in the holiday mayhem. Holiday lights are on display, gifts will be exchanged, and cookies will be eaten. The holiday spirit is in the air and total bliss is all around us, Tis’ the season for giving. We at Epic Health Services have so much to be grateful for and would like to extend our love to those less fortunate. Our goal is to bring joy and holiday cheer to the children of Jonathan’s Place. For 15 years, Jonathan’s Place has been taking care of the Dallas area’s youngest victims of abuse. You can help us brighten the lives of these special children this year by donating any item found on Jonathan’s Place Wish List. To see the wish list, click here. Epic Health Services’s Addison office will be collecting gifts and donations until December 16, 2011. Please help us brighten the holidays for these deserving children - one smile at a time. We will have all presents wrapped and ready for delivery Christmas Day. To lean more about Jonathan’s Place and why they are such an important part of our community, please visit their website at http://www.jpkids.org/.
Beaumont Director Nick, Epic team member Liz & her daughter Brittney, happily playing with clients Annabel & Jamarrion (below right)
Nurse LaQuisha Veal with clients Janisha and Jamarrion: “My client Janisha makes my day and always makes me smile. Whenever I am gone for a couple of days, Janisha is always standing in the driveway smiling as I pull up for my shift. I am thankful for my family and my job that I love.” (see left)
At Epic Health Services, we are thankful each day to have the opportunity to work with amazing team members, happy kids and their families!