MU Students Lend a Helping Hand

MU Students Lend a Helping Hand

                More than 20 students from the University of Missouri’s Department of Occupational Therapy cleaned and assessed assistive technology equipment recently at BCFR’s new storage unit behind the Atkins Building on Wilkes Boulevard. The equipment is part of the Assistive Technology Exchange Program sponsored by the Friends of BCFR.      Giulianne Krug, Clinical Associate Professor […]

Confidence to Grow By

For many individuals, the transition from high school to work is challenging but don’t tell Zachary Thomas. He makes it look easy. The 19-year-old Rock Bridge High School senior will be graduating at the end of May. Yet even before he dons his cap and gown, he has reached many goals, including landing a new […]

Service with a Smile

     If you’re having a bad day, spend some time with Sheilah. She’ll make you smile, even if you don’t want to. Sheilah has a magical way of lifting spirits because her cheerfulness is refreshingly genuine. When Sheilah smiles, her happiness comes with no strings attached. “Sheilah is a wonderful person,” said Shana Landrum, a […]

Against the Odds

When Amanda was born with Down syndrome, doctors in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, where her family lived, predicted a bleak future for the little girl. That was more than 30 years ago. Amanda has been defying the expectations ever since. “By the time she was 3 months old, she was receiving in-home therapy intended to help […]