Mason's medical fund

Mason was born into our family 8 almost 9 years ago.  Being the 5th child I thought this would be a breeze (labor and delivery that is).  During labor things started heading south and Mason's heart rate started falling into the 30's and 40's beat per minute.  The decision was made to do a C-Section.  Mason was born blue and he was a large baby at 9lbs 13oz.  The doctors said the hypoxia was normal for such a big baby.  That evening mothers intuition kicked in and something just did not seem right with my baby boy.  I kept asking and I kept getting the same response your being paranoid.  We went home a few days later and I still felt something was wrong with Mason.  He would not wake up to eat we had to wake him, he did not respond to us when awake like he should have and he did not cry.  I took him to the pediatrician and he said I needed to quit complaining that Mason is sleeping when most babies keep you up at night.  I continued to worry as I knew in my heart something was wrong.  At Mason's 3 month check up the pediatrician finally took notice and said something is not right with Mason we need to test him I believe he is blind (which he is not).  For the next several years Mason was tested, scanned, evaluated and seen by Opthomologists, Neurologists, Pediatricians, Physical therapists, Occupational therapists, Speech therapists, Genetists, Behavorial psychologists and some others that I have since forgotten. He was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy because genetically they could not find anything wrong.  His chromosomes have been studied and they are fine.  He had a muscle biopsy and it was fine no mitochrondrial disorders.  Mason presented like he had had a stroke (I am assuming in utero) but no one would diagnose it.  He has right sided deficits, he has no speech however he can sign a few things,  He has problems with balance.  Mason receives physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy every week and has been since the age of 4 months.  He attends a special education program at an elementary school.  In the summer of 2013 I had heard about the use of stem cells in the treatment of cerebral palsy.  I researched it and found its only done overseas not in the USA.  We applied for Mason to go to a hospital in China to receive stem cells he was accepted and we took him in January 2014.  We were there for a month and it was awesome.  Mason has had good improvement with the treatment he tries to say sounds of letters, his comprehension has improved and his balance is better.  Mason still has cerebral palsy and still has deficits but stem cell treatment has helped him.  We want to take Mason back to China to improve upon what they have already done with the first treatment.  I applied again and this week they accepted him to return.  We would like to take him in December for the 3 week treatment program and we need help to go.  Donations made would go towards Masons treatment and our (Mason, me and dad) travel costs.  It would mean the world to our family as we have seen improvement from the first treatment and know Mason would benefit greatly.  We are so blessed to have such an awesome little boy he has taught me so much about strength, courage and perseverance.  I believe every child deserves a chance and stem cell treatment gives Mason the best possible chance to improve his deficits. We want what every parent wants and that is the best for Mason.  I am so thankful for the many people that have blessed my families life thus far and I will continue to be thankful for the blessings in my future and will continue to pay it forward.

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 60 mos
  • David Mitchell  
    • $100 
    • 64 mos
  • Rick and Lisa Huey 
    • $50 
    • 64 mos
  • Tammy Guidry 
    • $30 
    • 66 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 66 mos
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Organizer

Michele Roberts Minshew 
Organizer
Pearland, TX
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