Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

Help keep hope alive for our little Tink! We are trying to fund a trip to Wisconsin for treatment with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Annabelle is 3 years old, (We call her Tink because she was born so tiny) she was born at 25 weeks 1lb 6oz after my water broke at just 11 weeks gestation. She was given less than a 10% chance to live. She beat the odds and pulled through amazingly! But not without significant damage to her body and brain. Annabelle has multiple joint contractures that prevent her from walking, she has vertical talus in both feet (which she had casts for), she had congenital hip dislocation (which she had surgery for at age 13m), she is 100% tube fed, she has been diagnosed with ID and Autism. Lately Annabelle has had some major regressions, she has lost all ability to communicate and has violent meltdowns where she causes physical damage to herself and those near her. After a particularly bad meltdown where she hurt herself, I spoke with her doctor and was given new info. She told us about hyperbaric oxygen therapy and about how it was doing wonders with not only physical disabilities but also with Autism. Our closest center is in WI and insurance won't cover our trip. She also needs a few other things that insurance has denied us for, such as a wheelchair, and a gait machine to help her walk. The money raised here will help us get to the hyperbaric treatment center and stay for 30days in WI for treatment. It will also cover her doctor visits while there, a wheelchair, gait machine, gas, food, and hotel stay. We live in Iowa so would have to remain in WI until the treatment is complete. Any amount over our goal will go towards our next trip to the treatment center. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and for your generosity!
Here are the links to the treatment center, doctors, and equipment we are trying to fund.  And also a link to an old video I made when she was a baby, I'll hopefully be posting a new video soon!
  • Jerry & Christina Levitan 
    • $325 
    • 83 mos
  • Ben Winderweedle 
    • $250 
    • 83 mos
  • Matthew Briskie 
    • $100 
    • 84 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 84 mos
  • Hope McAlister 
    • $50 
    • 84 mos
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Mandi Wood 
Cedar Rapids, IA
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