Progeny is a family training center located in Canal Winchester, committed to fostering the physical, psychological, spiritual and social development of children with chronic illnesses and their families. Progeny achieves its mission by providing a continuity of care utilizing the skills and training of physicians, nurses, social workers, and education intervention specialists. This multidisciplinary support service keeps families intact. It includes education and training regarding medically fragile children to biological, adoptive, foster families and healthcare professionals.
Tom and Linda Eckfeld have been caring for medically fragile children for more than 30 years. They have served as child-care consultants, case-managers, and home health care educators, while raising their three biological and thirty adopted children. With intense compassion for other medically fragile children (and not small amount of Faith), they have turned a burden of love into a blossoming ministry to these wonderfully special children and their families.
Progeny believes that children are our most valuable resource and all children deserve the best care available to them provided in the least restrictive environment. The family should be the central influence in the lives of children and is the primary social unit in which the child lives and receives care and nurturing. Family supports are the keys to maintaining children in their families and families within their communities. Awareness and understanding are the keys to unlocking acceptance of children with special needs.