THE LONGO FAMILY: WE’RE SO GRATEFUL
Raising four kids can be a challenge of its own, but when one of those children has a disability, it adds a whole new layer of complication. For the Longo’s, a Racine County family, receiving Respite care funding is a big stress-reliever in an often chaotic life. When Ayden, who is almost 7, was diagnosed with Autism and ADHD, the family wasn’t quite sure how they were going to handle the added stress, but thankfully they were reffered to Broadscope through the CompassWisconsin program. Unfortunately, Ayden didn’t qualify for the Children’s Long Term Waiver and he was placed on a long waiting list for the Children’s Community Option Program. However, because of a generous donation from the Racine Community Foundation, Ayden and his family are able to receive 80 hours of Respite care a year.
“Broadscope has allowed us to have family time with and without our son,” said Michelle, Ayden’s mom. “We are very grateful.”
And thanks to the Brewers Buddies program, through Broadscope, the Longo family has also been able to access free Brewers tickets. They were able to enjoy a fun family outing to Miller Park this past summer.