Congratulations Finn and your wonderful family!
We are happy to be involved in helping Finn and his family by giving him the chance to interact with the world through controlling a computer mouse with his eyes. This technology helps many of our severely disabled brothers and sisters to be less "locked in" their body. Thanks for helping make this possible!
Here is what Noah and Allyssa, Finn's parents have to say...
Finn Zemke is our first son and a very special little boy. He was born with global developmental delays that effect his vision, muscle strength, communication, and mobility. Finn is undiagnosed but has seen amazing improvements in his development as he does therapy. Eagle Eyes is an amazing neurological therapy for Finn to play, improve cognitively, and hopefully communicate with us and others. Finn has an amazing quality of being content and happy despite his physical circumstances. The gift of Eagle Eyes is a small way to honor his courage and attitude and give him an outlet he never has had before. We appreciate your financial support but more importantly encourage you to go out of your way to interact with children with disabilities and make them a part of your lives when possible. God bless you!~
The funds contributed will go to Opportunity Foundation of America, which is providing the equipment and training for Finn for EagleEyes. All donations are tax deductible, as OFOA is a 501C charity. If more than the goal is rasied, the funds will go directly to OFOA and enable them to help other severely disabled individuals in need of this technology. Also, a note to neighbors of Zemke's and Cottonwood 8th Ward members ... please share with others who haven't been tagged yet! Also, if you know of other severely disabled individuals who could benefit from the technology that enables mouse control with eyes, please refer them to Debbie Inkley and the website ofoa.net
For those wanting a little more background on how this came about...
By searching for a service opportunity for Michael for a scouting merit badge on justserve.org, we found a wonderful charity that helps severely disabled individuals. Please see what motivated us: https://www.byutv.org/player/fb314488-ef02-4ba9-89e7-1252de9b55d7/turning-point-eagles-eyes?
By doing some service with this wonderful charity, we discovered that a loved child in our neighborhood could benefit from EagleEyes (see ofoa.net). This wonderful charitable organization is giving Finn (with your help) a new way to interact with the world by using his eyes to control a computer mouse. I think the more you find out, you will be touched and amazed as we were!
- Debbie Hancock
- Glover Family
- Jessica Merryweather
- Rachel Pratt
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more