Raleigh, NC, October 29, 2018
Carol Reilly knows all too well the challenges of living with someone with Cerebral Palsy. Fortunately, her late husband, Bob, was diagnosed as a baby and received therapies early on enabling him to reach his goals of becoming a lawyer and later, a judge in North Carolina.
After a visit of the former UCP Adult Center in the 1990’s, Bob and Carol were committed to supporting services that provided opportunities to men and women with disabilities, encouraging independent living. Carol said, “When we toured the Adult Center, we wanted to give them the same opportunities as Bob had and help them reach their goals towards living on their own and having a job.”
Carol, now age 70, a retired librarian, continues contributing to Easterseals UCP in many ways including providing funds to purchase books at the Charlie Gaddy Child Development Center to large gifts supporting programs in NC & VA benefiting people living with special needs and mental health challenges.
“Bob was lucky and worked hard to reach his aspirations at that time, and I wanted to continue donating over the years to help others. With my largest gifts to Easterseals UCP, I know my money is going to a good purpose,” said Carol.
Sadly, Bob, passed away at 59 of a rare disease not linked to Cerebral Palsy. Carol said Bob had a full life and took on many activities including sailing, playing baseball, and traveling.
Her heart remains with helping the people served by Easterseals UCP and she continues to show her support. Recently with the loss and destruction caused by Hurricane Florence, Carol made a large donation to support staff through these challenging times. Easterseals UCP is grateful to donors like Carol who are committed to changing lives for the better.ABOUT EASTERSEALS UCPEasterseals UCP provides meaningful and exceptional services so that children and adults living with disabilities and mental health challenges can live, learn, work and play in their communities.
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