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Karen's Story

“There’s no place like home.”  

Like Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz,” we all share a special attachment to the place we feel safe and loved.  Today, with a special opportunitysmall for web to match your gift – dollar for dollar – up to $20,000,  you can help create a happy home for individuals with profound disabilities.

Karen has called The Marklund Wasmond Center at Little Angels her home for nearly 30 years.  Her family chose Little Angels because its founders, the Wasmonds, created a warm and family-centered home for children and young adults with disabilities. Karen’s favorite place at the Wasmond Center is the balloon shop that was created in her mother’s memory. Karen’s father, Gerry, remarked that the staff “take care of the kids like they were their own,” and that he and his family have always felt they could drop by and be welcome into Karen’s home.

There’s no place like Marklund without you!

Your support by June 30 can make twice the difference for Marklund residents. To provide our exceptional care, we must raise $17,000 per client, per year. You can make Marklund “home” for our 174 residents – we can’t count on the state to do it, we need you!