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We need your help to make Leg Up Farm – Franklin County a reality.

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CHANGING LIVES, One Family at a Time.

Our Mission

To enrich the lives of individuals with special needs and their families through support and customized programs.


Funds Contributed Toward the Goal of $7,176,200

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Rendering of Leg Up Farm building to be located at 3720 Mont Alto Road, Fayetteville, PA

The History of Leg Up Farm

Nearly 20 years ago, a south-central Pennsylvania couple, Louie and Laurie Castriota, set out to change reality for families with special needs children. From their personal experiences with their daughter, Brooke, who has a metabolic disorder causing both cognitive and motor function delays, they learned there is a lack of comprehensive therapy services for children with special needs. Additionally, for families who are underinsured and/or have limited financial means, resources are even scarcer. With this in mind, the Castriota’s sought to create an inclusive pediatric therapy center.


  • Leg Up Farm opened in Mt. Wolf, PA, in 2010.
  • Leg Up Farm is the only therapy center of its kind in the country.
  • Over 125,000 pediatric therapy appointments have been provided.
  • More than 1,800 children and their families have been impacted.

Our Goal

Franklin County leaders have recognized the need for this comprehensive, innovative pediatric therapy model in their community. That is why a capital campaign to replicate Leg Up Farm in Franklin County has been launched. Once the funding need is met, construction of the facility will begin.

Franklin County Capital Campaign Phases

Franklin County Project Budget

Site Work

Costs: $2,726,200

Phase 1:

Therapy Center and Administrative Offices
Costs: $3,800,000

Phase 2:

Indoor Riding Arena and Horse Barn
Costs: $650,000

Phase 3:

Future Education and Wellness Center
Costs: undetermined

Total Costs: $7,176,200

Construction will begin once funding is secure, in full, for Site Work, Phase 1 and Phase 2.
* Phase 3 construction will be based on need and future funding opportunities.

  • customized programs
  • personal experiences

At Leg Up Farm, we believe every child is special and deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. Leg Up Farm’s proven therapy model of individually tailored treatment plans, breadth of services, and child-friendly in a convenient, centralized location is key to more efficient and effective outcomes.

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