Jake Sclater Accessed Personal Supports through the WL-CP Initiative
Jake had surgery last year, forcing him to have to learn to walk again. Increasing Jake’s mobility has taken several therapies a week and several doctors’ appointments. Through all of this, Jake’s sister was diagnosed with diabetes and Mom has been battling Breast Cancer. This made it very difficult for his Mom to always lift Jake and provide the day to day care that he requires and for Mom and Dad to juggle work, scheduling, doctors’ appointments, therapies, and still have time to be able to
engage Jake in sports and other groups and activities he enjoys. The addition of personal supports into the home has allowed the parents the assistance they need to help support Jake in daily hygiene activities, to continue to keep him active to increase mobility, to have transportation to activities, and to be able to participate in more therapies and community groups and teams that he enjoys.