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Bellevue family aims to create special needs daycare in Sarpy County

Thursday, January 23, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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By Hailey Stolze
World-Herald News Service, 1/22/2020


After their son was born with Down syndrome, the Lewmans visited daycare after daycare looking for one willing to provide the level of medical care he needs.

Five-year-old Joshua also has other medical conditions including Dysphagia, which causes swallowing issues that require a feeding tube. The only daycare comfortable caring for him was in Omaha, which wasn’t feasible for the working Bellevue family.

Eventually they found a babysitter for their son, but mother Angela Lewman said the experience made them realize a needed service was missing from Sarpy County.

 

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