ABR Therapy for Mitchell

Mitchell has Cerebral Palsy and a severe seizure disorder called Lennox-Gestault syndrome.  When he was younger we found this therapy for him (ABR) which actually normalized the shape of his skeleton and muscles to allow him to grow and mature and be healthier because it allowed him to strengthen from the inside out.  That's why he isn't more contracted and so skinny like some other children confined to a wheelchair.  Because his skeleton was changed (for example his ribs became more open), this allowed his internal organs to have enough space to function correctly.  We had to stop the therapy because we needed to get an adapted wheelchair van and save for an elevator and home renovation / special bathroom for Mitch.  These were installed last summer.  Now he is almost 13 and is growing into a wonderful, handsome young man.  However, his growth spurts and maturing have caused more spinal deformities which have resulted in multiple hospital stays for respiratory and intestinal issues. We strongly believe that resuming ABR therapy will once again help normalize his skeleton to allow his health to improve, his functioning to improve and allow for more normal development. 
Please see the link below. 
This therapy is expensive and not covered by insurance.  ABR is performed by a caregiver on the recipient.  Greg and Vickie (mom and dad) need to travel to Montreal, Canada at least twice a year with Mitch to be evaluated and trained. We perform the therapy on him 2-3 hours a day and there is also a machine that will allow him to get the benefit overnight or while resting after school.  The rental of this machine has a high price tag as well.  We are asking for help to afford this therapy for a year or more, for helping us get there and the cost of the rental of the machine.  If there is extra then we need to purchase a ceiling pulley system for Mitch's bedroom to help us get him in the tub and on the toilet. 
Thank you for your consideration!!!

Link to ABR website
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Organizer

Vickie Stengel Sylvain 
Organizer
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