Testimony

“EOCA was like this example.  Say you broke your arm, or in my case a broken spirit, EOCA was like a hospital or a cast for that broken arm or spirit.”

“EOCA was like this example.  Say you broke your arm, or in my case a broken spirit, EOCA was like a hospital or a cast for that broken arm or spirit.” alex keys

the above quote is from our son Alex Keys.  He is 11 years old now.  He started at EOCA in 2nd grade.  He really struggled at public school due to anxiety and the large number of kids.  He began having major melt downs when I would pick him up from school and started telling me he was harming himself by scratching his face or arms along with pulling his eye lashes out.  We knew something needed to change. 

 

We had heard about EOCA and had talked to a few people about the school.  Some people knew the struggles we were having and one day we got a phone call offering Alex a full tuition scholarship to EOCA.  We were overwhelmed that someone was willing to pay for his tuition.  It was an answered prayer. 

 

We took some time to think it over.  The world likes to tell us that public school is the best option.  That is not true for every child.  Once Alex started going it did not to become so much better.  He began showing signs of healing very quickly.  He was allowed to learn at his pace.  He was encouraged to thrive in the areas that he personally loved which were reading and spelling.  He even got to participate in a local spelling bee being told he scored the highest on the pretest to qualify for the event.  He was so proud of himself.  EOCA was exactly like a hospital staff and a cast for his broken spirit. 

 

We were so worried when he returned back to public school this year.  We were so worried that he would retreat right back to that terrified little boy.  EOCA had not only healed him but had given him the tools he needed to go back into the world with confidence not only in his faith, but in his own spirit. 

 

EOCA was a great place for him and also great support to us as a family.  We will forever be grateful for the healing that took place for our son.

Andy and Joy keys

5014 N. IL 130
618-392-0300

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