Amazing Atticus

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Raised by 36 people in 32 months
Atticus (6) has been diagnosed with a neurological disorder which has impaired and is depleting his vision.With out proper treatment he could lose his vision permanently. His medical treatment is not covered by insurance so at this time we are asking for any help in the costs. Atticus is an active ,loving kind hearted four year old that deserves the best chance to have the best possible care.
Thank you and God bless
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We are officially a month into treatment and are scheduled for an evaluation next week! In celebration of this mile marker, I wanted to share a quick update and video of part of today's session. He is making huge leaps. This may seem trivial to some but when your neurological system is cross-wired these simple tasks are daunting. Although I don't think any of realized how hard or how much work was going to go into this year, it is worth it. I can tell just watching Atticus he is making improvements and it is making us all so hopeful that he will be made whole at the end of this. He is putting so much work into this last month, and I know it is exhausting, frustrating and painful but he is getting through it. We are encouraged and continue to pray this not only gets easier for him but he continues to heal. God bless you always.
Love The Riesgo Family
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"You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!" D.S

Today was week one of 52 weeks of the treatment and therapy we have ahead of us!
After our previous office had exhausted all their options we continued to search for help for our Amazing Atticus, through online and personal referrals we found a Neuro-Opthomologist willing and ready to take on this long journey with us. After several tests and evaluations, we learned Atticus is considered level 4 patient and will need at least 52 consecutive weeks of treatment to help correct his visual impairments and allow him to gain vision in his right eye. We continue to trust in God that this will one day be something that is behind us and Atticus can just be a regular child without the fear of losing his vision or living with double vision or other impairments. We are excited, nervous, anxious and everything in-between, none of this would be possible without the help of our family and friends and we are overwhelmed with gratitude. We appreciate all the prayers for Atticus as he begins this year-long journey. We pray our son can be a testimony to Gods awesome love and power.
Thank you, everyone, who has continued to stand with us in prayer and love <3
Love the Riesgo Family
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Just a quick update since our last Doctor visit last in December. We had a follow up on Atticus’ evaluations and assessments, ( this is all with his newest specialist). We spent over 2 hours discussing everything with his doctor and we still didn’t cover everything! It was an exhausting and overwhelming day. Atticus was diagnosed with traumatic brain injury which stems from birth trauma and an accident he had a couple years ago. We learned his neurological system works in overdrive just to get him through the day. Therefore, not all his struggles seem so apparent at first glance, but inside his little body is working its self to exhaustion just to do normal every day task that most of us don’t even give a second thought about like walking from one place to another or looking up or down from one space to another. Recently we’ve noticed these things manifesting physically for him and are trying to give him as many breaks as he needs. His doctor has started him on therapeutic lenses and current treatment involves blocking his pituitary gland to try and calm his nervous system down, she was also able to give him another SPD treatment in the office, but he panicked mid-way and we had to cut things short. His doctor wants to begin a 52-week treatment as soon as possible, she believes everything is fixable and that previously he was not given enough treatment which also didn’t focus on his brain injury now that these things have been accounted for his Doctor has told us she knows we will start seeing improvements. We still are processing all this and trying to plan to get his treatment started, committing for an entire year is a huge life change but, in the end, we feel it will be worthwhile and a small drop in life that will pass quickly.

In the meantime, all we can do is have faith and pray that everything lines up and works our how it is supposed and that Atticus will see healing and not have to carry this burden his entire life. I am so heartbroken to watch him, have to fight this fight and struggle. I’m stricken with guilt and sadness every time he begs me to be normal and gets angry when he says God made him broken. We have no choice but to keep going, we just keep praying the path is the right one.
Thank you for always loving and supporting our little guy through all of this, your prayers and support mean more than we can ever express.
Love the Riesgo Family
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Just a quick update for our friends and family. Atticus will have his skull scan mid-March and I will update on his cranial manipulation therapy soon. I am learning from other parents who have been down this road and it all sounds hopeful. With little improvement in his last evaluation, we are praying this will begin to show some changes in his vision. I am seeing fewer meltdowns and sleepless nights from his double vision and that has been a blessing.We find the more exhausted he is less likely he is able to control his double vision, so we are doing our best to not over stimulate him or overwork his brain. I am also using the site link below to update on his sessions and continue to share his journey. I will be updating soon. In the meantime, God bless you always and thank you so much for the love and support. http://amazingatticus.weebly.com/
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Raised by 36 people in 32 months
Created November 4, 2016
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Joani Eisner
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Prayers for Atticus and your family.

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May God bless you, Atticus with amazing process this new year :-)

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