This time of year is a time of joyful celebration, yet also a time of reflection. With Thanksgiving just passing, I have been reflecting with gratitude on the blessings that Crotched Mountain has gifted our family; these blessings not possible without the support of people like you.
Just over 21 years ago Sam completed our family and at the age of 18 months, Sam was diagnosed with Autism. Every milestone along the way would be a miracle and we would learn to treasure things that most wouldn’t think twice about.
As he grew older, it became clear that Sam required more than a day program for his schooling. His challenging behaviors were affecting the safety of classmates, our family, and caregivers. We had reached a point where a residential school was the only option we had. We knew about Crotched Mountain School and heard remarkable stories. We quickly learned that Crotched Mountain was the perfect setting for Sam.
It goes without saying that your contribution helps sustain the level of care that Sam receives from Crotched Mountain. Your support enriches lives of students like Sam in countless ways.
We had never seen Sam more comfortable with himself and more at ease with the people around him. Crotched Mountain not only provided a school where Sam could grow, but a community where he could thrive. Your support allows Crotched Mountain to achieve this.
Sometimes, on the surface, it appears to go unnoticed, but everyone who is part of the Crotched Mountain family – from administrators to teachers to direct care, support staff and, especially, people like you who give so generously – all have profoundly touched Sam’s life with acceptance, caring, guidance and the tools to succeed.
Your gift today will ensure that Crotched Mountain can continue to enhance the lives of people with disabilities, and their families, just as ours has been forever changed by the inspiring work done here.