Cruz's wish to walk♡♡

$74,242 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 240 people in 29 months
http://www.stlouischildrens.org/our-services/center-cerebral-palsy-spasticity/about-selective-dorsal-rhizotomy-sdr

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mceavlkweyjn89v/XiaoYing_Video_1475624680102_HD.mp4?dl=0

Cruz had a complicated journey into the world because of undiagnosed IUGR(interuterine growth restriction) during my pregnancy which deprived him of the essential blood flow and oxygen his growing brain required, as a result Cruz has Spastic diplegic cerebral palsy.
The CP affects both Cruz's legs, and mildly affects his arms and hands as well as his left eye. Cruz is now 28 months and although he has many therapies, we want to give him the best shot at walking and living a normal life!

We are in the application process for Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy(sdr). This surgery has been shown to be life changing for children with Cruz's type of cerebral palsy. The surgery is performed by Dr. Park at St. Louis childrens hospital in Missouri and is not covered by OHIP.

Cruz's main hurdle at present is the spasticity in his lower extremedies. "SDR is the only surgical procedure that can provide permanent reduction of spasticity in CP."
Cruz can not sit up by himself, nor walk, SDR results in improvements in sitting, standing, walking, and balance control in walking.

Cruz needs your help!  This amazing little boy deserves every opportunity available to him.  As his mom, I can't let the burden of cost stand in the way of getting the therapy he deserves. Please help in any way you can.  We appreciate your donations so, so much!!   16194040_1479748049.4193_funddescription
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Cruz has been offered a cancellation date for December 3rd! We are very excited and starting to make our plans for travel to St. Louis♡
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Thank-you so much to Unifor and the youth committee for organizing the beach volleyball in August for Cruz, and then generously matching the amount we raised from their own budget for a total of $1300.00
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I sent in Cruz's evaluation package for sdr surgery five weeks ago and we have been patiently waiting to hear back on whether he was accepted for surgery and what his prognosis might be.

We are SUPER EXCITED to share this amazing news with everyone!!!
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What an amazing night at the Century 21 Golden Gala!! Thank-you so much to the Making a Difference organization that chose Cruz as this years recipient of their charitable funds! Cruz had the most amazing night and we couldn't get him off the dancefloor!
A huge thank-you also goes out to Langdon Retirement Villa Price for matching Century 21's donation last night- and all the wonderful new friends we met. My heart is full♡♡♡
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$74,242 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 240 people in 29 months
Created November 21, 2016
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$4,022
Cruz Wish to Walk dance
2 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you so much to everyone who made this night a success! ♡♡♡

CP
$500
Carol and Jerry Pieters
2 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you so much guys♡♡♡

$20
Anonymous
3 months ago
$300
Anonymous
3 months ago
PG
$25
Paula Green
4 months ago
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Cache Canada video asked if we could give even a little bit of help. We can.

SF
$25
Sheryl Ferris-Little
4 months ago

Video seen on "Cache Canada". All the best to Cruz and his family!

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