Candy Golian’s son, Trey Golian, started taking speech therapy about a year ago after a screening at his daycare facility, Grow and Learn.
“After his screening, we learned that he was further behind then what we thought,” said Candy. “We knew he was behind but we chalked it up to other factors, but we didn’t realize that he was as far behind as he was until I called out and talked to Patty Schenk on the phone.”
Schenk is a speech therapist with Hannibal Regional Hospital’s Pediatric Speech Therapy team.
“She went over everything and explained everything that he was tested for and where he should be at his age and how far behind he was,” Golian said.
After the assessment and talking to Schenk, Golian and her husband discussed the cost of weekly therapy for Trey.
“At the time we had health insurance but we had a very high deductible and didn’t know if we would be able to afford the therapy sessions,” Golian said. “I talked to our daycare center owner, and she actually told me about the Scottish Rite program. She said that she really thought Trey needed speech therapy and would greatly benefit from it, so I decided that we would check into it.”
Tammy Lieurance, secretary at the speech therapy practice, helped Golian with the Scottish Rite scholarship application. Within a day Lieurance told the Golian family they qualified for a scholarship that would cover most of the cost for each session.
“If we had not qualified for the scholarship I don’t know if Trey would have been able to get the help that he needed,” Golian said..
“The ladies at Hannibal Regional have made this experience one of the easiest things to do. They work with you and your schedule to make it to so easy on us,” Golian said. “My husband and I both work during the day and it makes it so much easier for us that Ms. Patty comes to Trey at daycare for his session, and we don’t have to worry about how we are going to get him to each session. Every Tuesday when we pull up to daycare he is looking for her vehicle and gets so excited knowing she is there. Without her help, I know that Trey wouldn’t be where he is today and ready to start kindergarten next year. Without the Scottish Rite program, he would not have received the help he needed. I can never thank the ladies at Hannibal Regional enough for helping Trey and our entire family with this.”
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Hannibal Regional Foundation will host Cheers for the Kids from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Cave Hollow Winery. Tickets are $20 per person or $30 per couple, and may be purchased in advance by contacting the Hannibal Regional Hospital Pediatric Speech Therapy Department at 573-406-5777 or Hannibal Regional Foundation at 573-629-3577. Tickets also may be purchased at the door. Ticket includes four wine tastings, live entertainment and appetizers. A commemorative wine glass will be given to the first 100 attendees. Event proceeds will benefit Hannibal Regional Hospital’s Pediatric Speech Therapy Department to help children such as Trey Golian obtain the therapy services they need.
To learn more about the Hannibal Regional Foundation, visit hrhf.org or call 573-629-3577. To learn more about Hannibal Regional Hospital’s Pediatric Therapy Services call 573-406-5777.