The Warren Center, a nonprofit agency providing professional evaluations, therapy services and support to children with developmental delays and disabilities, is proud to announce the introduction of “Andrew’s Scholarship Fund”. Created by DeEtta Prince, a devoted grandmother, who is taking a heartwarming initiative to express her gratitude and support for The Warren Center, an organization that played a pivotal role in the life of her grandson, Andrew, who has Down syndrome. After benefiting immensely from years of therapy services provided by The Warren Center, Prince is excited to announce the launch of “Andrew’s Scholarship Fund,” aimed at furthering the center’s mission of helping children with developmental differences thrive.
A genetic screening revealed that Andrew would be born with Down syndrome. The anticipation of grandchild number three, Prince and her family brought a mixture of emotions. Despite the initial challenges and uncertainties, they quickly gathered strength and began preparing for Andrew’s arrival. The family’s main concern was Andrew’s heart condition, which eventually required surgery when he was 7 months old.
The turning point in Andrew’s journey began with his first therapy session at The Warren Center, led by therapist Bernardine. Initially conducted through tele-visits due to the ongoing pandemic, the sessions soon transitioned to in-person interactions that took place at the family’s home. Bernardine’s unwavering commitment and expertise played a significant role in Andrew’s progress, as he learned to sit up, crawl, walk, and even feed himself. The collaborative efforts between Bernardine and the family created a supportive environment that allowed Andrew to flourish.
“The Warren Center’s approach, which involves both at-home and in-office therapy, as well as speech therapy, has been instrumental in Andrew’s growth,” says DeEtta Prince. “We received support for Andrew’s developmental milestones, which also extended to his transition to school, ensuring that he continues to receive the care and assistance he needs. The Warren Center has been center stage for our family. We are beyond grateful that the nonprofit empowers every child, regardless of the severity of their challenges, to achieve their smallest accomplishments. They are committed to not turning away any child based on financial limitations or developmental differences stands as a testament to their dedication.”
To ensure that The Warren Center's transformative work continues, Prince has initiated "Andrew's Scholarship Fund” on Eclipse Innovative website. Prince is the president of Eclipse Innovative and wants to share this scholarship fund with her clients. This fund aims to provide financial support to The Warren Center, ensuring that therapists can remain accessible to families and children both at home and in their clinic. Prince invites the community to contribute generously to Andrew's Scholarship Fund, emphasizing that even a modest donation can contribute significantly to maintaining The Warren Center's invaluable services. The fund has a goal of $100,000.
Additionally, Prince and Eclipse Innovative is partnering with the Allen Americans professional ice hockey team to support The Warren Center as the Allen Americans face the Kansas City Mavericks on November 12 at 2 p.m. A percentage of every ticket sold for that night’s game will go to The Warren Center. The Warren Center will have a table at the game and representatives from The Warren Center will drop the puck to start the game. The Warren Center will also receive a portion of proceeds from the Allen Americans’ 50/50 raffle at the game. Fans and supporters can watch the game on CW33.
Biscuit, the mascot of the Allen Americans, will be at all three The Warren Center offices (central, west, and east) for The Warren Center’s Fall Family Fun Day on October 31 from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. so that children and families can meet him.
Prince concludes, "Together, we can make the wonder of the world closer for each child and family The Warren Center serves."
For more information about Andrew's Scholarship Fund and to make a donation, please visit: https://www.eclipseinnovative.com/warren-center-giving-campaign.