What a Special Needs Pooled Trust Does For You

Hands of a Child and ParentThe purpose of a special needs trust is to enhance or protect the quality of life of a person with a disability. Specifically, it does this by maximizing the resources available to them, without disqualifying him or her from eligibility for public benefits, including Supplementary Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid.

When estate planning, rather than leaving property directly to a loved one with a disability, it may be best to establish a special needs trust for that person and leave the property to the trust.

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Bensalem High Schooler Plays in with the 76ers

There are few high school students who can save they’ve played with the Philadelphia 76ers.

At Bensalem High School, however, senior Kevin Grow is a unique athlete compared to the typical high school students.

Last month Kevin Grow played in the school’s “Senior Day” game against Neshaminy, a game that Grow dropped 14 points during the last two minutes. He managed 3 three-pointers, and a buzzer beater in his team’s last home game of the season. Thanks to this amazing game, Grow had been signed by the Philadelphia 76ers to a ceremonial two-day contract. He received a custom jersey and had the opportunity to participate in pregame activities prior to the team’s home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Kevin Grow is a member of the school’s basketball program and has served as the team manager for the past four season. He was born with Down Syndrome, but doesn’t let any of his daily challenges take away his passion for basketball.

Impressed with what they saw, the Harlem Globetrotters decided they wanted to have Kevin Grow join their team for a night too. On April 10th, he joined the Globetrotters in Philadelphia for their game and played during the entire third quarter, according to ABC 6, during which he scored 12 points-including his amazing 3 pointer.

We hope Kevin Grow doesn’t just stop here!


Surfers Healing

“Do I work, or do I make this world a better place?”

According to Israel “Izzy” Paskowitz, he’s on this planet to help take children with Autism out surfing. Founder of Surfers Healing, Izzy Paskowitz is a former pro surfer. He first began surfing in 1969 when his father took him out for the first time. He calls it the “kick off” into surfing, when he began surfing with his seven brothers and one sister. Then he began pro surfing all around the world. Traveling as a pro surfer was definitely unique experience Paskowitz, who had dreamed about this his entire life, especially when given the opportunity to meet guys who were the legend of surfing.

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