A one-of-a-kind children's gym that's standing on its last legs is looking for community support.
Live, Learn and Play is a play place in Lehigh County where those with forms of autism can romp right along with typical kids.
"My daughter is typical, and the way she interacts with everyone, I don't think you find anywhere else but here," said Dianna Delorey.
"There is really no place in the [Lehigh] Valley for kids who may have behavioral issues," said Jill Vankuren.
So, several months ago, Vankuren, 26, opened the center in Hanover Township, complete with a hyperbaric chamber.
"Inside saturates all the cells in your body with oxygen, helps to heal quicker. A lot of kids with autism showing a lot more concentration and attentiveness," Vankuren explained.
An in-house autism expert and a behavioral consultant are on staff.
Now, Live, Learn and Play is in the fight of its life. Its investors pulled out. It needs to raise $25,000 two weeks or the door shuts for good.
Vankuren set up a donation page, but the climb to $25,000 is akin to climbing Everest.
"We're really in a time crunch," said Vankuren, who has put her heart, soul and finances into her dream. She had to move back in with her mother to pay for it, saying it's not about her, but about hope.
"Kids can be accepted here, have fun, have a place to have a birthday party. A lot of kids don't have that," she said through tearful eyes.
They do now, but the question is for how long?