Maddie had no idea that she was fighting a potentially life-threatening ear infection when she was holding a water bottle against her ear during a test to soothe the pain.  But it caught her high school teacher’s attention enough to contact the community partnership school team. Within minutes, the Nurse Practitioner saw something was severely wrong.

Maddie was diagnosed with a severe ear infection that had gone untreated for weeks. She attempted to treat it on her own – but in actuality it was making the infection far worse.

Within days, Maddie was taken to the hospital and in surgery to treat her life-threatening infection. Not only has Maddie made a full recovery, she is also a proud graduate looking forward to her future.

Through the Community Partnership Schools™ model students – like Maddie – can access services and supports needed to overcome the unique barriers standing in the way of education. Click here to learn how you can get involved today.