Walk With Me & Fun Run Delmarva 2022 Honorary Ambassador

 


When Litenia “Tina” Knight, of Rehoboth Beach, had a heart attack it rocked the whole family. Tina was a very outgoing and social person who was active in the community. After Tina spent 13 minutes without oxygen, her daughter, Ashley Knight did not know what to expect. 

When Tina woke up they discovered she had a brain injury and low vision. Tina wanted to remain a part of the community and that is when she found Easterseals Adult Day program.

“When I walked into Easterseals, I saw a lot of people and it felt like family,” Tina said. “You know I love Easterseals because I have been there five years!”

Easterseals is delighted to have Tina as this year’s ambassador for their 10th annual “Walk With Me & Fun Run Delmarva” event. The event is scheduled for 3 pm on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Baywood Greens, 32267 Clubhouse Way, Long Neck, DE.

While Tina is enjoying painting, dancing, companionship, exercising and other arts & crafts projects five days a week in the day program, Ashley is able to take online college classes, run errands, go to doctor’s appointments and care for her son. Along with the day program, Ashley also takes advantage of Easterseals Personal Attendant Services so she can focus on caring for mom and son, and the Respite program so she can care for herself as well.

“I’m glad I am able to take care of my family,” Ashley says. “Having Easterseals services means a lot for my mental health. It helps to have time to myself. As a caregiver you can get overwhelmed and overworked. It is important to have time to restore myself and unwind. After all, ‘you can’t pour from an empty cup.’”

Funds raised through Walk With Me help Easterseals provide critically needed services to families living with disabilities in our local community. Registration for this year’s Walk With Me event is available at www.walkwithme.org/delmarva. For more information, contact Missy Baker at 302-221-2078 or mbaker@esdel.org.

“We are so excited to be the ambassador family for this year’s event,” Ashley says. “My mom feels at home at Easterseals and I know she is safe. We support each other. Easterseals is like family!”

Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore is leading the way to an inclusive community through its innovative services, which include: children’s therapies, day programs for adults with physical or intellectual disabilities, supported employment, senior services, recreational camping, respite services, and services for caregivers. To learn more about Easterseals, call 1-800-677-3800 or visit www.de.easterseals.com.

 

 

 

 

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Walk With Me & Fun Run Delmarva 2022
Goal:
$60,000.00
Achieved:
$42,535.00
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71 percent of goal achieved.
Top Teams
  1. JUDS - $1,775.00
  2. EasterSeals Board, Family & Friends - $1,300.00
  3. Pumpkin spice queen - $700.00
  4. Steppin Steff' - $225.00
  5. The Wally walkers - $125.00
  6. Keeping Up With Kenzie - $125.00
  7. Shawn's Hideaway Crew - $55.00
  8. Coffin Dodgers - $25.00
  9. Sussex Eye Center - $25.00
Top Walkers
  1. Amy Walls - $250.00
  2. Jen Mathews - $225.00
  3. Steff DiMartine - $225.00
  4. Paula Hill - $150.00
  5. Pamela M Vaughan - $125.00
  6. Kay Biondi - $125.00
  7. Anna Marie McBane - $100.00
  8. Gail Valenza - $75.00
  9. Nancy Longueira - $75.00
  10. Colleen McAllister - $75.00

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