United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Telethon|
Jan 27, 2006
KAIT (K8) Jonesboro, AR -- Brandi Hodges Reports
"The United Cerebral Palsy Telethon was held in Jonesboro at
Arkansas State University on Sunday.
The UCP Telethon is held each year and is the primary source of revenue for the
100% of the funds donated through the telethon are used to help benefit the
children and young adults who suffer from cerebral palsy as well as their
The people of Region 8 dug deep into their wallets and donated over $100,000 to
15-year-old Karl Justice is an honor student at Wynne High School who just
happens to be living with cerebral palsy. He is the superstar this year.
His mom, Elisa Justice says she is very grateful for the opportunity to help
encourage donations for the organization.
“It's been a real honor that we're able to raise monies for children and young
adults with cerebral palsy,” said Justice.
And all donations received will stay right here in Northeast Arkansas.
“That money stays here and it goes for people who need help in different areas,”
said Charlotte Eddington, UCP Telethon Coordinator.
UCP provides help that families would otherwise never receive.
“I'm a single mother and it's just really difficult on some of these things,
like the medical expenses and the adaptations that have to be done,” said
One adaptation that UCP will help make a reality: remodeling a bathroom for the
Justice family to make it easier for Karl.
“We fill that gap for people who cannot get funding in another area so by doing
that we can fulfill those needs for those families,” said Eddington.
But that need can't be met without the generous help the community provides.
While the money raised today will go a long way in helping; it's never enough.
If you would like to make a donation to United Cerebral Palsy you can send it
P.O. Box 4081
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