2018 Family

The Larsen Family

The Larsens are an unconventional family made up of several foster children, but make no mistake  about it, they are a family. One of the children that make up the Larson brood is their son Ryan. At only nine months, Ryan sustained a life-threatening, non-accidental, traumatic brain injury, suffered at the hands of his biological mother’s boyfriend. Soon after, Ryan was placed in a temporary foster home for 14 months. March 2013, a few weeks before his 2nd birthday, DCFS...

The Fullington Family

Thank you for taking time to consider our family’s need for a reliable van. We’ve had nothing but trouble the last year with our 1995 Dodge full sized conversion van that CIIS put a lift in. It’s been a great van but as of late it’s been breaking down and leaving us stranded. As I type this, our mechanic has been working on it since August and is afraid it’s beyond help. This leaves us unable to transport Kira for...

The McCarty Family | Steelman Family Foundation | Grant Recipient

The McCarty Family

Conor was diagnosed with Ullrich Muscular Dystrophy at age 7. It is a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy that typically affects the lungs and causes scoliosis and contractures. Although originally thought that Conor had a mild case in the beginning and would continue to walk and lead a normal life, it has not gone that direction. Continue reading “The McCarty Family” » ...