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Presidents' Council members are helping to give tri-state individuals with disabilities equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in our community.

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JP Engelbrecht, CEO of South Central Communications, grew up in a family business that has always supported Easterseals. For decades, the company’s South Central Media radio stations have helped Easterseals events fund thousands of therapy sessions. JP first became personally involved in 5th grade, raising money through the Easterseals Basketball Shoot-Out. He got to know Easterseals more personally when his triplet nephews needed a wide range of services from the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center. Now JP and his wife Tammy are experiencing Easter Seals’ life-changing services through their 3-year-old son, Will. Will was born with tortocollis, a form of scoliosis affecting his neck. “If you speak with Will’s neurosurgeon, he will tell you that Will shouldn’t be able to turn his head,” JP said. “But because of the work done weekly at Easter Seals, when you look at Will, you can’t tell he has a disability.” JP is currently serving on our Ensure the Future capital campaign cabinet. He first joined the Presidents’ Council in 2008. “Being a Presidents’ Council member is crucial to keeping the mission of Easterseals strong and moving forward.”

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