It was the hardest decision we ever made – and the smartest decision we ever made. All parents want to see their children happy. Glenn is happy. Conversations with other parents tell me Glenn’s not alone in being happy at Richmond. Despite the seriousness of his disabilities, which made it impossible for us to care for him at home, Glenn has been doing things that were for many years considered beyond the capabilities of children and adults like him. He’s gone horseback riding, skiing, fishing and bicycle riding. Each adventure has seen him surrounded by friends, cared for by people as if he was one of their children. Glenn is so actively engaged that the smile on his face is a permanent feature of his personality. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for Richmond in helping it help other adults and children. I’m grateful for the opportunity to let others know about the positive differences Richmond makes in the lives of the people it serves.
The Burdman Family