4 year old with cerebral palsy needs therapy

Our four year old son has cerebral palsy due to complications at birth. He is a spastic quadriplegic. He can roll side to side and crawls, but not up on all fours.  So he is still not walking or sitting up independently. He is a happy little guy who needs more therapy than the government offers. 

He requires ABM Therapy and Feldenkrais movement therapy.  Right now he has physiotherapy only twice a month and occupational therapy only once per month! This , his not nearly enough  therapy! Presently he has no ABM therapy or movement therapy that focuses on his brain connection with movement of the body. ABM which is Anat Baniel Method shifts the focus to the brain, helping to transform and change lives with kids with cerebral palsy. They use gentle movements helping the child to form new effective patterns of movement, feelings and emotions. After Anat Baniel trained with Dr. Feldenkrais, who teaches how movement can connect with the brain, she developed ABM therapy techniques. However, we have no more of the limited funding until next year possibly.

We are also looking into special SPML treatment which is done by Dr. Nuzzo in New Jersey. Which would cost about about $20,000 - 25,000. I will write more details regarding this treatment soon.

The fees associated with all of the therapy are as follows:

ABM Therapy(Not covered by government and needs most): $4560

Feldenkrais movement therapy(Not covered by government): $2500

The total amount we require for a year is: $7060

The above therapies are essential for Dante's development especially while he is young and actively learning.  This little guy really tries his best and works hard with his therapists. We really want him to get the best chance to develop any skills possible. He really loves music and playing with his little 2 year old brother. 

We have exhausted all of the available resources for funding and now plead for your assistance. It is an ongoing challenge with a special needs child to provide for his needs.

Please help our family as we struggle to provide him with the programs he so desperately needs.

A caring mother and father.

If you would like to meet our family, we would be happy to introduce you to sweet Dante. We live in Vancouver West End.



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