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Joseph's Story

  • Author: Joseph U
  • Date Submitted: Jan 22, 2024
  • Category: Pediatrics

Joseph U. is an 18-year-old boy from Dorrance, PA, affected by Partial Trisomy 16. This is a chromosomal deformity that results in cognitive and physical limitations.

Joe first started therapy at Allied Services when he was just eight months old and continued with physical, occupational, and speech therapies until last year. Joe has made huge progress in therapy, both physically and socially. He shocked everyone by riding a bike on his own in therapy one day!

Joe loves hanging out and socializing with kids his age. He also enjoys swimming and horseback riding. Joe’s mom, Lisa, describes him as a “ham,” as his presence alone can brighten up a room and make everyone happy. He has a friendly, contagious smile that brings joy and warmth to everyone he meets.

"We are blessed and grateful to all the wonderful therapists who helped Joseph meet his physically challenged goals through his many years at Allied Services," says Mom, Lisa.


John P. Moses Esq. Pediatric Rehab Centers

Each year, Allied Services provides:

  • 29,784 pediatric therapy appointments.
  • 8,524 hours of treatment to children on Medical Assistance.
  • Services for 1,200 children in the Wyoming Valley.

Each year, the Pediatric Program in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre provides life-changing care to children, many of whom are underinsured or uninsured. Sustaining costly services and ensuring access to care for children in our area has become increasingly challenging due in part to escalating healthcare expenses and restrictive reimbursement rates. The heavy annual expenses incurred by the program place these vital pediatric services at risk.

Now, with the help of AllOne Foundation & Charities and YOU, we're raising funds to sustain this vital program for children with disabilities, life-changing injuries, and chronic illnesses.

Pledge for Pediatrics

We need YOUR help. Now and in the coming years, we need the help of individuals, community groups, and businesses to ensure that the specialized rehab services found only at Allied Services are here when children and their families need them.

By pledging your support today, you will help the AllOne Foundation & Charities and Allied Services:

  • Sustain specialized rehab programs for children with disabilities in the Wyoming Valley.
  • Make cutting-edge rehab technologies available to children with disabilities.
  • Provide access to care for underinsured and uninsured children with disabilities.

Please make checks payable to: Allied Services Foundation, 100 Abington Executive Park, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.

To speak with Allied Services Foundation about planned giving, major gifts or other support, please call 570.348.1347.