We were thrilled when Ingrid asked PoVa volunteers and supporters to consider bringing fabric to their holiday party - which they would then share with us! We were touched with this generous offer and even more overwhelmed when on Saturday 3 lovely woman filled the back of my swagger wagon with bags and bags and bags and bags... of fabric and thread! I unloaded the fabric and couldn't believe my eyes! I was so excited and I can't wait to share with our small army of sewers who donate their time and talent to sew these belly bands with love for children with special needs in San Diego.
PoVa is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with special needs. The lessons are led by the program’s Executive Director and wonderful all-star Mom, Ingrid Mourey, who is a PATH International Advanced Instructor. Ingrid works with a dedicated team of instructors whose expertise includes therapeutic riding instructor certifications, extensive equestrian backgrounds, and teaching experience, working with children with special needs.
PoVa has been such a blessing in our lives. Cecily absolutely loves to ride at the ranch. She kicks her feet with excitement as we drive into the ranch and she is so proud of herself when she sits big and tall on her horse, Crystal. PoVa has the most wonderful staff of volunteers who give of their time to make a difference for children and adults with special needs. I am always amazed at the wonderful people I've had the opportunity to meet while taking Cecily to her lessons. Everyone is so patient, caring and supportive and the environment is so positive! If you are thinking about therapeutic riding then you must check out their site at www.http://povatrc.org/.
Many people still don't realize that Cecily's Closet makes these little belly bands. What is a belly band? Cecily’s Closet offers fabric wraps designed to protect the Mickey Button or PEG tube that is inserted into a child’s abdomen for the purpose of feeding. These simple, fabric wraps enable a child to safely proceed with physical therapy or other daily activities because they protect the site from rubbing. We like to think they offer parents peace of mind because they can prevent the child from grabbing at the tube site and they greatlly reduce the risk of the tube being dislodged. Our slogan... comfy for kids; priceless for parents; and FREE to anyone in San Diego!
Thank you PoVa for supporting our belly band program. We are so grateful!
Onwards and upwards!