Lincoln's surgery

My sister Debbie & her husband Grant have an amazing boy named Lincoln who at the age of 2, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. They have seen many physiotherapists, occupational therapists and doctors. After a few years of these types of treatments, they were concerned it was not enough to help Lincoln develop.  In the fall of 2015 my sister and her family began sessions with a practitioner in Saskatoon who practices the Anat Baniel Method (ABM) which is built on teaching the patient the things they do not know they can do.  When they started, Lincoln could only identify with moving one body part, his stomach and could only put 2 words together.  After 3 months with this method, he was speaking full sentences and has learned that he has hips, a back and legs and that he can move them if needed.  The ABM has helped develop & grow Lincoln into a strong little boy.  Due to seeing this amazing progression, his family has continued to travel to Saskatoon every 6 weeks for 1 week duration for 10 sessions (2/day) at a cost of $1,000/wk.  

Earlier this year Debbie & Grant learned from the therapists that his muscles needed to be lengthened so that his hips can grow correctly.  After much research they found the best and safest method for Lincoln is in New Jersey, U.S.A.  In New Jersey, the doctor lengthens the muscle lapriscopically by using a needle to put tiny holes in the tendons. Unfortunately in Canada, the surgery requires incisions into the tendons.  Therefore, in order to not hinder any mobility he currently has, they decided to go to NJ this October.

Since this type of non-invasive surgery is not offered in Canada, they will have to cover all their costs such as; hotel room, meals, travel & the surgery.  The surgery alone is $22,000.   They would be more than grateful for any financial assistance.

Lincoln celebrated his 5th birthday in April &  is an enthusiastic young boy who entered Kindergarten this fall!  We wish him nothing but the best as he has the biggest heart and so do his parents who are willing to go above and beyond for him!
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Organizer and beneficiary

Angela Mary 
Grayson, SK
Debbie Lipinski 
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