As months, and years progressed it became more and more apparent that she WAS disconnected. We took her to a psychologist at age two, who diagnosed Sage with Autism.
A few months later we discovered that she was having petite mal seizures, an average of thirty times daily. After almost two years of medication Sage's seizures wouldn't stop. We took her to Primary Childrens Hospital to have her monitored. Her seizure meds were so high that the neurologist couldn't risk giving her more meds, but the seizures weren't stopping. For an entire week this little three year old didn't leave the hospital room. Her head was wrapped up like a mummy (minus the face covering), and her entire body hooked up with wires. She was so patient, and handled it like a champ. That week she was weaned off of her seizure medication so that we could see her have a seizure and pinpoint where in the brain they were starting. We prayed all week that she'd have a seizure, but she never did, and hasn't had one since. She also began speaking, and had at least twenty words in seven days we were in the hospital. We know this was a miracle.
Since then Sage has progressed in miraculous ways. She knows over 500 signs, and speaks english like any "normal" six year old, she also reads, and is now attending mainstream kindergarten.
Although we are extremely grateful for how well she is doing, we know there is more to do. The next step in her progression is through Brain Balance. It's an intense tutoring program that we feel will help Sage develop to an even more succesful and happy person. Unfortunately it isn't cheap. We need help coming up with funds to pay her tuition.
We understand that some may feel this isn't a worthy cause, and we shouldn't ask for help with something that isn't life threatening, but to us it is. This is our tragedy. Our little girl needs help and we can't give it to her. Not having the money to give our child what we feel she needs for her health and well being is devastating to us.
Thank you for reading this, and giving us your time. We don't like to ask for help, but are learning that we'll do just about anything for our little girl...including swallowing our pride and admitting that we can't do everything alone.
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