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.
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 Project Budget
Therapy Center and Administrative Offices
Indoor Riding Arena and Horse Barn
Future Education and Wellness Center
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.