Brain Balance for Wesley

This is a bit of a shot in the dark for us...
My name is Nathanael, and my wife Maureen and I have a son named Wesley (4 years old).  Both Maureen and I are teachers who work to support children with special needs.  My wife is a part-time adapted PE teacher, and I am a full-time Special Education Teacher for a local middle school.  Wesley, and our 2 year old son Warren, are God's gift to us, and we hope to provide Wesley with every opportunity in life.  You see, Wesley was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder, and Dyspraxia.  This means he can't integrate, or sense, his surroundings like other kids.  This effects his fine and gross motor skills, which means he has trouble with his writing grip, dressing himself, chewing his food properly, and just controlling his body in the way most children can.  It also negatively impacts his sleep which of course has an effect on not only him but really the whole family.  Since an early age we have pursued physical therapy, which was mildly successful in teaching us more about his condition.  More recently, we pursued help through the school system, but unfortunately, although they could clearly see what we see, Wesley's developmental delays were not "significant enough" to qualify for help through their program at this time.  We are continuing to provide him with physical activites at home that we have been instructed help him to better integrate his senses, and we see that these have a positive impact.  Here is where Brain Balance comes in.  Simply put, the neuroscience behind Brain Balance examines a child for imbalances between their left brain (intellectual, verbal, logical, calculating) and their right (emotional, physical, big picture), and pinpoints areas that need to be brought into balance so that the two sides can work together harmoniously.  We had Wesley tested and he was very clearly Left Brain Strong, and Right Brain Weak, which matches up with everything that we have experienced with him throughout his short life.  Wesley has always been ahead verbally and mentally, but behind physically and emotionally.  It breaks our heart to see his inability to relate and play with other children, because of his emotional difficulties.  Brain Balance has an intense program where the child is put on a holistic routine of physical, and mental activities that stimulate the side of the brain that is weak.  We are very excited at the prospect of this kind of support for Wesley, but unfortunately this kind of help comes at a price that falls beyond the scope of our teacher salaries.  We are asking that you help us fund this potentially life changing support for Wesley.  We are asking for funds for "one-term", and every penny will go towards this support, that includes any funding that goes beyond our goal, which will be put directly toward a recommended second term.    There are no words that can express the deep thanks that we will feel toward anyone who gives selflessly to support our son.  Thank you for reading and considering this, and we pray that no matter what, our Lord is glorified in the end.

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Nathanael Allison 
Virginia Beach, VA
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