Easterseals Capper Foundation receives donation to help speech and language services

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A local hospital is helping Easterseals Capper Foundation help members of the community with disabilities.

The Stormont Vail Health Foundation donated a check worth almost $3,850 to the non-profit Wednesday morning. The money will help fund therapy sessions with babies and young adults, such as helping babies who have trouble feeding from a bottle or children on the autism spectrum who have food sensitivities.

The foundation says the money will help families who use their services.

"Feeding is such a quality of life issue," said Jenny Stous, the Speech and Language Pathologist for Easterseals. "It's something all of us should be able to enjoy, whether it's a two-year-old or someone later in life that has trouble feeding. It's such a quality of life issue. And to be able to help families sit down around the dining room table or go out to eat, it's such a rewarding thing."

The money will also help the organization buy specialized equipment for therapists to use.