UMC – A beacon of hope for our community!!

Our “Save UMC of Lafayette Jobs” journey began on Thursday, January 19, 2012, when my son and I were in his speech therapy treatment.

That’s when we were told that due to state budget cuts, the departments my son uses EVERY WEEK were going to be chopped.  I couldn’t stop the tears.  It was just the worst news possible.    You see, my sweet son is only 5 years old, but has some developmental delays, and you can’t tell by just looking at him.  His speech wasn’t very clear, and he has horrible sensory issues.   I cried because I felt WE were on the chopping block.

My son , Nathan, has been receiving awesome help and treatments from UMC over the past several months which have made all the difference in the world.  He is speaking more clearly now.  We understand him more and more all the time, even though he still has connective speech issues.

Nathan has never been able to put his tennis shoes on his own feet by himself.  Bless his heart.  He struggled and just couldn’t get it.  No matter how many times I helped him at home.  But FINALLY, this past Thursday, in his occupational therapy treatment, that baby got his shoes on his feet all. By. Himself.  I could’ve jumped up and down…I do remember clapping and cheering for him. LOL

See, I know where Nathan has been.  I know where Nathan needs to be.  And we’re making progress.  So if our programs get cut, this will be like slamming the door shut on Nathan’s future.  I just can’t let it happen!!

So, this is why I started the Facebook page “Save UMC of Lafayette Jobs” and this blog.  I will email and call anybody I feel necessary and who might can help us.

Please help us Save UMC of Lafayette Jobs!! Not only does my sweet boy depend on UMC, but hundreds and I bet safe to say thousands of people depend on UMC Pediatrics, OB/GYN, ENT, Opthalmology, and Orthopedics.

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!!  Please call and email our elected officials!!!  Here’s something I pulled from my Facebook page – Save UMC of Lafayette Jobs.

http://www.sos.la.gov/ElectedOfficialsDatabase/tabid/915/Default.aspx

Click on that link and then get busy emailing and calling these people in powerful positions who can help stop these cuts!!!

Two awesome, good reasons to save UMC Pediatrics!!!!!!