Donation to Medical Based Child Care Program

Easter Seals West Kentucky is excited to unveil plans to open a new ground breaking program in the region designed to provide medically specialized child care for children to who have complex medical conditions.

The Lily Pad will serve a maximum of 48 children, ages 0-20 (primarily 0-12), who have conditions ranging from asthma and diabetes to respiratory conditions, heart conditions, leukemia, etc.

Prominent Paducah pediatrician Dr. John Cecil will serve as the Lily Pads consulting Medical Director and the program will employ a Registered Nurse experienced in pediatric care to serve as the Nursing Director. In addition, The Lily Pad will be staffed with RN’s, CNA’s and child developmental specialists.

Easter Seals West Kentucky plans to begin construction on The Lily Pad in January.  The organization is able to begin sooner than originally planned due to a generous $250,000 donation made by The Charity League of Paducah.  Final construction costs are estimated at $500,000.  The organization plans to raise the remaining funds through donations and grants.