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The simple version: It is my kid’s initials: Henry, Liam, Caroline. They keep my magical thinking active to connect with the kids I treat and they are also my constant reminders of the demands on a parent. 


The long version: Read on... 


Henry is my youngest child; Henry inspires HOPE. I discovered I was pregnant with Henry shortly after a miscarriage that devastated my husband and I with heartache. Henry turned our attention inward again; back to our family. He has been healing us with the life and joy he puts forth each day. Hope is what keeps us moving forward at HLC. 

Liam is my eldest child; Liam inspires LAUGHTER. While the obvious choice for our oldest boy may be love, Liam inspires me with laughter. Watching him grow into the funny and witty young guy that he is now brings me incredible joy. Laughter is what makes what we do fun. We all need it. It truly is the best and most contagious remedy. 


Caroline is my middle child and my only precious girl; Caroline inspires CONNECTION. She reaches everyone. She has a way of showing care and acceptance to all- and she has the charisma to draw people in and stay connected.  Connecting with kids and their families is what makes us good at what we do at HLC. It is what sets us apart.


So when I am asked, "why HLC?” the answer is this- Henry, Liam and Caroline remind me daily to serve you all with Hope, Laughter, and Connection. 



With love and gratitude,

Christine Sumara, SLP

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HLC Therapy Group, LLC is a pediatric therapy provider offering speech, occupational, and physical therapy services in McHenry County and surrounding areas.

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