Megan & Mason
Megan is a current Penn College employee and through the United Way’s funding to North Central Sight Services, Megan and Mason receive services that have helped Mason become more independent.
“Mason was born with an extremely rare disorder called Lenz Microphthalmia Syndrome. Doctors once told me that Mason would probably never walk or talk, but he is proving them wrong! Mason’s spirit is what makes him so special, he is always happy everything he does is with a smile on his face. Some people go their whole life meeting a hero and I gave birth to mine.”
- Megan Rogers, Penn College employee
About Lycoming County United Way & What They Did
In 2015, Lycoming County United Way hosted its first Summer Program for youth who are blind or visually impaired and their families. The goals of the program were to provide education sensory experiences, and peer support. The children visited the Buffalo Valley Sensory Playground in Lewisburg. Clyde Peeling's Reptiland, the Montour Preserve Braille Trail, and Knoebels Grove. They also created tactile art and prepared a picnic lunch in the Abe Snyder Memorial Resource Center.
Individuals recieved support services
Lycoming County United Way assisted with daily tasks such as reading mail, helping with paperwork, & grocery shopping.
Individuals learned new skills to help them remain independent
Life skills & Education
Individuals participated in support groups
For a total of 359.75 hours in 2015
Individuals participated in social/recreational activities
For a total of 167.5 hours in 2015