Executive Director’s Response to One Year After COVID Closings

Wow, we closed our Easterseals of the Birmingham Area offices exactly one year ago today. I’m sure many folks will be posting and writing about this time so I ask your indulgence. But, this is a year to review like no other!

First and foremost, for those of you (myself included) who have lost family and friends, our hearts and thoughts go out to you. That’s most important….

However, as scary and challenging as this year has been, I’ve seen such a sense of esprit de corp and creativity with employees, our consumers and their families, and our support from friends. Thank all of you! I look at our amazing Easterseals team (Adult Programming and Pediatric Rehab Clinic) and I see a team strength that I’ve never seen – you all are awesome! Thanks to our Board, our Jr. Board, our events committees, and those of you have just been there for us. And, we can’t forget the support we’ve had from our office in Montgomery.

We could not have made it without each and every one of you. Again, thank you. It’s still a challenge but we have come so far – our future is bright!

– Michael Woolley, Executive Director

Sometimes you will think you can’t take it another day. But if you hang in there, one step at a time, you will be able to accomplish more than you ever imagine. Taya Kyle