The Bee Mighty Advisory Council is comprised of a team of doctors, nurses, business men and women, philanthropists, social workers and fellow micropreemie parents who work together to provide for an underserved population of NICU graduates. Once a family has exhausted all other community, state and federal funding for a child's development, Bee Mighty becomes active, allowing families a financial reprieve when no other option is available to them.
The Bee Mighty Advisory Council believes:
· Every child deserves access to resources that can dramatically improve his or her development.
· Each child has unique needs for medical therapy and equipment.
· Therapy and equipment costs should not limit a child’s treatment or development.
· In supporting traditional and non-traditional therapies.
· In good stewardship of funds allocated for therapy and equipment.
Joshia at 24 weeks
Joshia at 18 months
Adults get rehabilitation services to return to their vocation after illness or injury interrupts their life. For children, their vocation is play. Illness or injury doesn't just interrupt their life, it interrupts their development.
Therapy of all kinds is essential to provide children with special needs the opportunity to reach their maximal potential. That potential may be years down the road and the results of therapy may be in minute increments. Insurance at times does not recognize the importance of therapy in children and those children suffer.
As a pediatric therapist who works in a hospital, I see the effects of limited or no therapy as children enter my doors for other procedures or recurrent illness. Lack of access to therapy can cause lead to serious deficits like permanent deformity, limited skill development, or lack of locomotion.
I am still haunted to this day by a child, who lived in this state who was denied both therapy services and a wheelchair by insurance. Bee mighty will fill such a need for so many families. Therapy should not be budgeted out by families in need because their insurance insufficiencies
- Leslie Glenn, PT Carolinas Medical Center/Levine Children's Hospital