The Kyler Koat Project
Our son, Kyler, was born in 2005 with a severely under-developed brain. Because of this, he was diagnosed with microcephaly, seizure disorder, cortical vision impairment, mental retardation and severe and mixed cerebral palsy. By the age of one, he began to use a wheelchair full-time and had surgery to place a g-tube for feedings. He had many pediatric specialists and therapists on his care team. Once at Kyler's pediatric neurology appointment, we were given a pattern to make a coat to place over his head for the winter. This coat was a huge blessing because we no longer had to wrestle his arms through a store-bought coat. It saved valuable time in the mornings while keeping him warm and most importantly, comfortable. The winter after he passed away from complications due to his disabilities, we felt a strong urge to help others who may benefit from the coat just as we did. This is when The Kyler Koat Project was born.
You can help by making a donation or by refering to us someone who could use a Kyler Koat (facebook.com/KylerKoats). We have small, medium and large sizes to accommodate any age. ALL money donated will go toward fleece, ribbing, labeling, thread and shipping costs. The time spent sewing the Kyler Koats is donated. We want to bless the families without financial burden. Our goal is to gift a Kyler Koat to whomever may need one--across the United States! Thank you for your support!
Fun Fact: To date, we have sent out 1,251 Kyler Koats since beginning this project in 2009! Praise God for His blessings on this project!
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of those who have donated their time, talents and treasure to help make this a free gift to as many families as possible. YOU are the reason we are able to help so many people! We are so grateful and send you all of our love!
I also want to thank all those who donated their time, talents and prayers to us this year! We are currently working very hard to finish up our remaining orders. Any orders we receive now will go onto next year's order list.
I will let you know when I have all of the numbers in for this year. All I can tell you now is that it has been our biggest year yet!
If you haven't "liked" our page on Facebook yet, please go to www.facebook.com/KylerKoats. The Kyler Koat Project for kids and adults in wheelchairs.