ALYSSA SUMSKI Scranton, PA Team Member 2014 & 2019

ALYSSA SUMSKI Scranton, PA Team Member 2014 & 2019

The school has given my boys a chance to be successful in life. This is my way to say thank you for all the time and energy the school puts into their students. It makes me feel proud and gracious to know that the money I raise will help the school and other children who need it.

On November 3, Alyssa Sumski will run the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon. This will be the second time the mom of 3 has run this iconic marathon on behalf of Allied Services. She is dedicating this year’s marathon to her sons and the students at Allied Services dePaul School.

Gregory was diagnosed at an early age as being on the Autism spectrum with high functioning Asperger’s. Gregory was falling behind at school and struggling to learn the basic skills of reading and writing. That’s when he enrolled at Allied Services dePaul School for Children with Dyslexia in Scranton. By the end of his first year, he was writing in cursive and able to read bedtime stories to his little sister, Sarah.

The Sumski’s youngest son, Mason, was also struggling at public school. After seeing how Gregory excelled at the dePaul School, Alyssa and her husband, Paul, enrolled Mason at the school. Mason was soon diagnosed with Dyslexia soon after. Today, with the help of his teachers and family, Mason is excelling at school. He has benefitted from the expertise of the faculty and the way they help the students develop mechanisms and skills for learning. Gregory, Mason and the other students benefit from the small class sizes, one-on-one tutoring and individualized learning approaches at the dePaul School.

If you would like to support Alyssa, please visit her fundraising page.