DeJai's Robotic Exoskeleton (FAITH)

My name is DeJai Mitchell and I am 22 years old. I was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy at the age of 2. To date, I remain unable to walk, talk, or sit without assistance or being supported with pillows, or do anything to help my caregivers provide care for me.  My mom and family has been searching for and providing me with different opportunities my entire life. My mom, especially, is relentless.  In our quest toward my ultimate goal of INDEPENDENCE,  we have been blessed to acquire a Robotic Exoskeleton from Trexo Robotics which will assist me in reaching this goal. We call this device "FAITH" as it has taken a lot of this for me to get this far on my journey.  Continued use of "Faith" will help my overall mental, physical, and emotional health.  She will be especially helpful with giving me the opportunity to WALK (which is something my mom was told I'd NEVER do) and be more involved in community activities.  
When I was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, my mom promised me that she wouldn't quit unless I did. I DON'T HAVE ANY QUIT IN ME!! GOD DIDN'T DESIGN ME THAT WAY!! She believes that I can do anything and so do I.  Mom strives to provide every possible chance for me to have a better quality of life and gain some type of independence no matter what.  She has done so much for me and I know that she will not let anything stop me from being able to keep "FAITH" but she can't do it alone.  We are trying to get assistance from the insurance company but since "Faith" (the exoskeleton) is not considered "medically necessary" under their standards, we are unsure if they will approve coverage.

I am asking for your prayers (most importantly) and any financial assistance that God places on your heart to give.  No amount is too small. I promise that I will ALWAYS work hard and put forth my best effort everyday.  And who knows, maybe one day soon, you will see me WALKING around in the community and I'll be able to thank you personally.  Until then, my mom and family continue to do this for me.

Thank you for your prayers and assistance.  May God abundantly bless you and your family.

Humbly,
DeJai

Follow the link below to see recent news story:

https://www.cbs19.tv/article/news/local/tyler-man-with-cerebral-palsy-walks-with-robotic-exoskeleton/501-7baa00af-953e-45b5-8cf4-23a94051d931

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Organizer

Onissa Mitchell 
Organizer
Tyler, TX
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