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The H.A.L.O. Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for children with neurological impairments.
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H.A.L.O. REPORTS - NOVEMBER 2015


H.A.L.O.'S HAYRIDE ENHANCES AUTUMN DAYS

The sun-kissed days of autumn bring many traditions: apple-picking, football rallies and leaf raking. 

This year the H.A.L.O. Foundation once again supported the annual hayride at New England Pediatric Care. Nearly all the residential and day students get bundled up and have their wheelchairs loaded onto the Krochmal Farms wagon.
  
"It provides a very different sensory experience - being up high, in the fresh air, taking in the scent and the clop, clop of the horses - it's an activity all can participate in," said Executive Director Ellen O'Gorman.
THERAPIST WENT 'EXTRA MILE', ASKED H.A.L.O. TO HELP

Physical therapist Susan Maltz, MPT, spent the last 14 years of a 35-year career working in Boston Public Schools programs for children with special needs, and loved her work.

"Part of my caseload was children in special needs preschool and it was very rewarding when the kids were able to progress to regular education in elementary school," said Susan. [Read more]
COMPASSIONATE PHYSICIAN AND H.A.L.O. ADVISOR MURRAY FEINGOLD DIES AT 84 

With great sadness, we report the passing of Dr. Murray Feingold, a specialist in birth disorders and genetic diseases and advocate for compassionate care.

Dr. Feingold spent more than 40 years treating children and campaigning for respectful and coordinated diagnosis and treatment. He was a long time advisor to H.A.L.O. [Read more]
VOLUNTEER MAKES MOUTHS WATER AT PLYMOUTH, MA NURSING HOME

Fridays are special at Plymouth Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Massachusetts.
That's when former assistant teacher Francine Fahey returns to cook breakfast with the pediatric residents, who are wheelchair bound and have severe neurological impairments.

Francine whips up waffles and pancakes, egg dishes and paninis - anything that doesn't require an oven- in one of the classrooms.  She shops and donates all the ingredients.
"I always liked to cook, and when I worked here the kids responded well to a similar activity," said Francine, who retired 12 years ago.  "A few years ago when I found myself with extra time on my hands I volunteered to return." [Read more]
KEENE, NH COMMUNITY STEPS OUT FOR KIDS

About 170 walkers and "rollers" registered for the 4th Annual 'Kids Care' Walk & Roll continuing a Keene, NH tradition of embracing the children who live at Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities.

Most of the 25 children who currently reside at the facility traveled the level 2.1 mile course with their own families, staffers and trustees. Adults, children and pets from across the community also participated. [Read more]
 
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