Help baby Elias with therapy!

When you have a child with special needs sometimes as a parent you feel like you have to try everything in your power to help them succeed. Elias is 2 1/2 (has cerebral palsy and seizure disorder) and although he's making great progress in his regular therapy he needs something more to give him that push to the next level. He doesn't crawl; he sits, stands and walks as you've seen only with assistance. There's is something called intensive therapy or what we call real "baby bootcamp". It's usually about 3 weeks of hardcore intensive training (4 hrs a day for 5 days a Wk for 3 weeks). But this is the "it" factor. "It" has helped kids move to the next level in their development. The bigger he gets the harder it is to move him, bathe him, feed him etc. we need to get this boy moving. Our biggest issue... money. Insurance doesn't cover intensive therapy just the traditional 3xs per week for 1/2 hour sessions. And yes, this is super expensive. About $8000 for the 3 weeks maybe more. Some might say "you're crazy" but not crazy, just determined. We take a lot for granted until you have a child who can't (but will with faith and work). So we are asking for all of our families (social media, friends and real family) if you can find it in your heart to help with anything we would REALLY appreciate it. If you want to learn more about what intensive physical therapy is just Google and read. The results are amazing. Think about it; if you go to the gym 3xs a wk for 1/2 vs 5 days a week for 4 hours each time ... well I'm sure you get the picture. Your results will be very different. Thank you all in advance from myself, dad (Xavier Ruiz) and big brother D; and we will keep you posted. We have more to come (bake sale..) we are going to do what we have to do to get this boy moving! Go Elias, go!

  • Kristen Bosse 
    • $40 
    • 48 mos
  • Audra Joseph 
    • $25 
    • 51 mos
  • Adela Viera 
    • $30 
    • 56 mos
  • deborah wood 
    • $100 
    • 56 mos
  • Vanessa Ramos 
    • $30 
    • 61 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Vanessa Gonzalez 
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Xavier Ruiz