URS giving 11 year old his independence

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Parents routinely say they have no idea where they would be without United Rehabilitation Services, and one mother is saying how grateful she is for the organization.

“Alright, handsome. Are you ready?” Meagan Rodriguez asks her eleven year old son, Miguel Wade, that question already knowing the answer. He most certainly is ready. Miguel is like every 11 year old.

“He’s got such a personality,” Rodriguez says. “He’s got so much character.”

Like many mothers, she has dreams for her bundle of joy. “Every parent wants the best for their child,” Rodriguez says.



Dayton Elks Lodge #58 paying it forward to URS


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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — For more than 40 years, the Dayton Elks Lodge #58 has been supporting the mission of United Rehabilitation Services to help provide critical services to kids and adults with disabilities.

Awards and plaques proudly hang on the walls of the Lodge on Old Troy Pike. Now, the Elks will add another award to their collection — the Pay It Forward award from URS.

“To have an organization, a single organization who has done so much for us for decades is absolutely phenomenal. We are so blessed,” says URS CEO Dennis Grant.

The Elks started giving back to URS in 1980. That’s when the club made a $750 donation to URS. Since then they’ve invested more than $450,000 in URS programs.