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Speech Therapy Scholarship Program at Hannibal RegionalCandy Golian’s son, Trey Golian, started taking speech therapy about a year ago after he was screened at his daycare facility, Grow and Learn. “After his screening, we learned that he was farther behind then what we thought,” said Candy. “We knew he was behind but we chalked it up to other factors, but we didn't realize that he was as far behind as he was until I called out and talked to Patty Schenk on the phone.” Patty Schenk is a Speech Therapist with Hannibal Regional Hospital’s Pediatric Speech Therapy team. “She went over everything and explained everything that he was tested for and where he should be at his age and how far behind he was,” explained Candy.

After the assessment and talking to Patty, Candy Golian and her husband discussed the cost of therapy that Trey would have to work through, weekly. “At the time we had health insurance but we had a very high deductible and didn’t know if we would be able to afford the therapy sessions,” stated Candy. “I talked to our daycare center owner and she actually told me about the Scottish Rite program. She said that she really thought Trey needed speech therapy and would greatly benefit from it so I decided that we would check into it.”

Tammy Lieurance, secretary for Hannibal Regional Hospital’s Pediatric Speech Therapy, helped Candy with all the paperwork and anything else that would be needed for the Scottish Rite scholarship application. Within a day Tammy was able to let the Golian family know that they qualified for the scholarship and that the scholarship would cover most of the cost for each session. “If we had not qualified for the scholarship I don't know if Trey would have been able to get the help that he needed,” said Candy.

“The ladies at Hannibal Regional have made this experience one of the easiest things to do, they work with you and your schedule to make it to so easy on us,” explained Candy. “My husband and I both work during the day and it makes it so much easier for us that Ms. Patty comes to Trey at daycare for his session and we don't have to worry about how we are going to get him to each session. Every Tuesday when we pull up to daycare he is looking for her vehicle and gets so excited knowing she is there. Without her help, I know that Trey wouldn't be where he is today and ready to start Kindergarten next year. Without the Scottish Rite program, he would not have received the help he needed. I can never thank the ladies at Hannibal Regional enough for helping Trey and our entire family with this.”

Hannibal Regional Foundation is hosting “Cheers for the Kids” Friday, April 21st, 2017 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Cave Hollow Winery. Tickets are $20 per person or $30 per couple. You can purchase them in advance by contacting the Hannibal Regional Hospital Pediatric Speech Therapy Department at 573-406-5777 or Hannibal Regional Foundation at 573-629-3577. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Your ticket includes four wine tastings, live entertainment, and appetizers. A commemorative wine glass will be given to the first 100 attendees. The event proceeds will benefit Hannibal Regional Hospital’s Pediatric Speech Therapy Department to help children like Trey Golian get the therapy services they need.

To learn more about the Hannibal Regional Foundation, visit hrhf.org or call 573-629-3577. To learn more about Hannibal Regional Hospital's Pediatric Therapy Services call 573-406-5777.

Pictured is Hannibal Regional Speech Therapist Patty Shenk, Trey Golian, and mother Candy Golian.