Sophia's medical travel fund.

Sophia A'Lia Johnson was born addicted to Heroin thanks to her birth mother shooting heroin into her vein and then her water broke, birth mother used crack/coke/meth/pot/alcohol and other drugs during her 8 month pregnancy, Sophia died once after birth due to lungs being filled with drug fueled bile, hospital staff revived her, then withdrawal started. Tracy and I adopted Sophia during the withdrawal period from an agency who got her from my sister - the birth mother. She is now 2 and heroin free but now suffers from daily seizures, has Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy and speech issues along with some learning difficulties. The daily seizures cause memory loss so; ABC's, numbers, words, phrases, etc. etc.  have to be taught over and over and over. (Tracy and I teach her daily, new words, new numbers, and we are always pushing drawing, writing her name at this time in script, and painting with brushes in oils, acrylics, or even house paint - supervised of course.) Sign language is also being taught to Sophia by a weekly therapist. Sophia has vision problems being corrected with glasses and shows signs of Autism. Sophia did not have any of these medical issues as far as we knew at the time she was first picked up at the adoption agency, and we were not informed of any medical issues, nor any/all "special needs" - period. One I suppose, yes you could say the only extra need of Sophia besides extra love and caring was medicine we gave her for heroin withdrawal and we treat her and raise her fo the most part as a normal kid, we do not like labels like "special needs" or hurtful outdated ones such as calling a child a "retard".  We have to travel to Philadelphia, Exton, Lancaster, and sometimes Delaware to Doctor's and Specialists; We need a reliable vehicle that is roadworthy and safe, nothing fancy, Sophia has fallen during a seizure, hit her head, and had to be rushed to the hospital in an ambulance once. We need a vehicle so the rides from friends and family can be lessoned - everyone works, rides require loved ones to miss work. Help if you can, any amount will help our goal, I came up with this figure based on good used and some newer family friendly cars I saw in an Autolocator, we want to pay forward - some left over money after completed/paid in full vehicle purchase will be given to C.H.O.P - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to buy books and toys for children in the waiting areas, including Sophia doing something extra extra special if her gofundme would go beyond goal. You can help not only Sophia and Tracy, but help her and other children not have such a dreaded wait - in the waiting room. We are just covering all the bases here for us, Sophia, my wife, and to assure any potential donors that if Sophia's gofundme goes way beyond the campaign goal, funds pay for the vehicle that Tracy finally chooses or is offered by a kind caring local car dealer  paid in full, the rest is for Sophia A'lia Johnson and her care, continued learning of art and drawing, or painting and transportation costs to C.H.O.P., a special project by Sophia, and some remaining funds going to C.H.O.P. for books/toys/and maybe other cool additions to any/all waiting areas for the Children. Thank you so much, Sophia thanks you and Happy Valentine's Day from Sophia's "mommy & daddy" - Brian and Tracy Johnson.   P.S. Sophia loves to paint, draw, play with her dogs Jagger, Miescha, Liam, and Ms. Olivia, she watches the Three Stooges daily with dad, loves Ren & Stimpy, South Park re-runs, and Frozen (over and over and over) along with The Muppets movie are favorite viewing past-times for her in our household. Note; she is not a tv kid, we change up the format daily - or no tv sometimes at all, she watches sign language videos a good portion of the day. Toys, other learning, playing, and art lessons or daily painting projects she works on while jamm'n to music dad plays complete her day, naps are a staple during these long days. P.S.S. I set up this account, I am the father, I walk to work - three blocks from our house, do not drive or have a vehicle of my own, it is for my wife to use for Sophia's medical trips, she has a 30 plus year old Le'Baron soft-top on it's last legs - not reliable for the Philadelphia trips - period. We will trade this in along with the donations to help cover the car's costs. (or try to trade it in at least) Le'Baron may have to be sold, and we have talked about donating it to another charity if our's is completed and finalized.  Thank you all for the shares, donations, and the retweets! WE WILL THANK EVERYONE WHEN THIS CAMPAIGN ENDS. 
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Organizer

Brian Johnson 
Organizer
Cochranville, PA
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