The Blythe Leer Scholarship Fund

Created in honor of a brilliant Speech Pathologist at Jacob's Ladder.

About Blythe Leer

Blythe Leer left an indelible mark on all who knew her. To her friends, colleagues, and patients, she was the epitome of kindness and generosity, and had an unwavering willingness to teach. She devoted her time and talents to helping children in need develop speech and language skills that will last a lifetime. Blythe joined Jacob’s Ladder as a student, joining the team full-time after she graduated. Her talent in helping children feed and swallow emerged quickly, and as a leader on the team, she often collaborated with other therapists to ensure that each child received the best possible care.

Honoring Blythe Leer

Tragically, Blythe was taken from us in a car accident in January 2021. In her memory, the Blythe Leer Scholarship Fund was established. Blythe believed nobody should be held back by burdens outside of their control. This enduring tribute is a testament to her extraordinary life, ensuring that her legacy lives on in the countless children whose lives she touched. Join us in honoring Blythe's spirit of compassion and dedication by contributing to the scholarship fund that will continue to impact the lives of children for years to come.

The Blythe Leer Scholarship Fund

Jacob's Ladder is dedicated to providing the children of Northwest Indiana the opportunity to breast feed, swallow, eat by mouth, and speak clearly without difficulty. We accomplish this through our Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) or speech therapy services, which help meet the developmental needs of each child. This service helps children with developmental delays or special needs learn to comprehend what is being said (receptive communication) and develop skills to speak so that others can understand (expressive communication). The Blythe Leer Scholarship Fund allows Jacob’s Ladder to provide speech and feeding services to children who apply for subsidized therapy sessions, helping them reach their full potential.

Help Us Continue Blythe’s Work

Your generous gift will help us carry on Blythe’s work and provide more children with developmental services they need now in order to help them reach their full potential in the future.