Hello! My name is Ariana. I am a happy, friendly, loveable five year old girl. I have Cerebral Palsy. I cannot speak, understand much, and have trouble walking, climbing and keeping up with other kids. It is extremely difficult for me to complete daily activities that are most often taken for granted.
While there is no magic cure for Cerebral Palsy, and in my case, no known cause for it, I have the opportunity to receive State of the Art therapy treatments this summer: with your help!
My family and I have been offered a spot to attend Lampert's Therapy Group in Largo, FL this summer for five weeks of intense, daily, life-altering therapy. Under the care of the therapists, I will receive three hours a day of "Therasuit" Therapy. I will wear a suit like astronauts wear and it will align my body properly as I go about various therapy treatments. I will participate daily for five days a week for five weeks. While at Lampert's, I will also participate in Listening Therapy, during which certain sounds will be introduced to my brain in attempt to jump start an ability to speak.
While this all seems fantastic, of course the downside is the expense. The therapies themselves are a minimum of $10,000 and there will of course be the cost of living and travel accommodations for the long duration. Any funds collected beyond what is necessary for this trip will be used exclusively to cover my many other medical expenses not covered by insurance in the future.
With your help, I promise to work my hardest and give a smile and a wave whenever our paths cross.
*These are the words of Ariana's mother, portrayed as Ariana's own, if she had the ability to speak.
Hopefully, thanks to your generosity, she will one day be able to thank you on her own.
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