Bentley and mom Amanda Hann working with Physiotherapist Sarah Reed on the new set of parallel bars. November 8, 2019. (Photo courtesy of the CTC Foundation).

Strides made thanks to donated equipment

A recent donation to the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent is giving kids in the community the support they need to take steps forward in life.

The Plasman Group in Tilbury has donated parallel bars to the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent. The upgraded equipment — that is adjustable in height and width — will be used to help more children involved in the organization’s physiotherapy program.

“We were told our son Bentley would never walk or talk when he was diagnosed with MeCP2 Duplication Syndrome,” said Amanda Hann in a statement. “This past summer, he was using the gait sling tracking at the centre during his physiotherapy sessions and quickly progressed to walking with two hands held and weight-bearing. We are so happy with the progression.”

The donated parallel bars came to be after the Plasman Group asked the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation in the summertime, what one of their greatest needs were.

“We are proud to be partnered with the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham Kent,” said Shauna Hatch, vice-president of human resources for Plasman Group. “There is great work being done by both staff and children that make the world of difference in our community.”