Easterseals Nebraska makes difference in life of Lincoln family

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) Easterseals Nebraska helps around 4,000 people every year in the state with disabilities.

Mayor Chris Beutler declared February 10, "Easterseals Nebraska Day."

"We are probably the best kept secret in the state," said Jami Biodrowski, Director of Camp, Respite and Recreation for Easterseals Nebraska.

The organization has been around for nearly 100 years, but Biodrowski said many people don't know who they are or what they do.

Easterseals Nebraska is part of a national organization which now has a new brand. The color, logo and and a new spin on an established name, becoming one word, Easterseals. The color is no longer red, it is now orange and yellow.

"We really hope with this new branding and revitalization of our brand that we'll get the word out that we are here and here to help people with disabilities," she said.

The organization has several different services including summer camps for people with disabilities.

"We just really appreciate everything Easterseals has done for not only our daughter but her friends too," Loree Woods said.

Loree's daughter Taylor is 19 and has low tone developmental delay. Taylor has gone to the summer camp three times. "She just loves it. She's exhausted when she comes home and just so full of love and happiness. We just appreciate everything they do," Loree said.

Easterseals Nebraska hopes to help other people like Taylor.

"Our slogan is taking on disability together. Our message today is just to get awareness that we're here to support people with disabilities and help them do things they didn't think they could do and help them manage it," Biodrowski said.