The creation and success of a partnership takes a committed, hardworking and “never say no” village but the initial idea and support always begins with one dream and one small voice that says – yes. For this Partnership that voice was Andrew Smith, a seven-year-old with special needs who is just plain special. He innately recognized the potential for Corbin’s Legacy and through his unique vision brought together two institutions to make change for good because no child should suffer, and no parent should feel powerless.
Corbin’s Legacy / ATSU Back 2 School Day (CLB2SD) is a comprehensive Health and Fun Fair. Services offered include:
- Dental Screenings plus fluoride varnish and education
- Hearing screenings and education
- Posture Screenings and education
- Proper Backpack positioning
- Vision screenings and education
- General medical screenings and education
- Internet Safety
- Hot Fresh Lunch
- Hydration and Healthy Snack Station
- Games and outdoor play
- Teacher Giveaways (From Treasures 4 Teachers)
- Child Giveaways (backpack, Beanie Babies, Scrub shirt, plus other items)
In addition, Corbin’s Legacy follows-up with each school nurse to assist those students identified on the day of the event with medical needs that cannot otherwise be met.
Corbin’s Legacy / ATSU Pediatric Screening Program – as a result of the CLB2SD, ATSU professor Dr. Harvey Simon, a public health pediatrician and attorney, was concerned about the health status of the children screened and proposed that, in partnership with Corbin’s Legacy, a clinic be opened in a Title I elementary school to assure regular and easy access to healthcare for at risk children. In partnership with the Mesa Public Schools we are now operating our 1st clinic at Emerson Elementary School. Care is provided by ATSU SOMA physicians and ASHS physician assistants and their students.