Note: This article is part of the Winter 2018 Springdale Newsletter. To check out the full newsletter, please click here.
Spirit Award Q1 Adult Winner: Wendy Cassady
Springdale Spirit Award Adult Winner Wendy Cassady is an inspiring woman who is dedicated to her community. She is the owner/general manager of Cassady Children’s Center, a pediatric therapy clinic in Springdale. She was nominated by employees and friends Christy Cerasale and Jordan Alcon.
“Her dedication to the families and children of Springdale and northwest Arkansas is not just an act of service, it is embedded in who she is,” wrote Cerasale and Alcon.
Her husband, Richard, spoke about Wendy’s success in Springdale. She has grown her business and now has 25 employees who serve kids with special needs around Northwest Arkansas.
“She’s self-made,” said Richard. “She grew up with very little and paid her own way through college and has made quite a career for herself. She is kind, and generous, and tough.”
Wendy is a speech pathologist working primarily in pediatrics (birth through adolescence) and she has spent her life working to help others.
“I think that I have always, since I was a little girl, wanted to make a difference in the world,” she said. “And I didn’t think I could save the whole world, but I think that if we put lots of time and effort and care and love into children, we can make the world a better place by helping them.”
Springdale is fortunate to have a caring individual such as Wendy in our community, and we appreciate the work she has done for families throughout the region.
“[Wendy] is empowering, compassionate, dedicated, diligent, and is constantly striving to move from good to great in all that she does,” wrote Cerasale and Alcon. “By being a true example of these things, she instills the same attributes in her employees, clients, families with whom she works, and friends. Her positivity is contagious, and her ability to love people where they are is inspiring.”
If you would like to nominate a student or an adult to win the Springdale Spirit Award, please visit us online at www.SpringdaleAR.gov/Springdale-Spirit-Award for more information and to access the application.