Max Peters

My son Max is 17 and has Down Syndrome. This winter was very challenging for us.  He was diagnosed with acute developmental regression and severe obstructive sleep apnea. We have had eight trips to Children’s Hospital in Denver getting a diagnosis. He has been unable to attend school. 

His airway is blocking so much while he sleeps it is impacting both his mental and physical well-being. He has had regression in his basic functioning, anxiety and incontinence. He is taking medication, and has needed a lot of attention, emotional and social support. He is learning to sleep with a CPAP machine. I have to sleep with him at night to help keep the mask on his face. He will be having surgery in June to try and make him less dependent on the machine. 

I am a single parent and have been unable to work the past five months meeting his medical needs. We are facing more trips to Children’s Hospital in Denver. It will take a lot of time getting Max back to his happy independent self. We appreciate any help you can offer through this challenging time! We are still participating in Ride the Rockies this year. It is Maxs fourth time and will be a very meaningful accomplishment for him!

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    • $150 
    • 8 mos
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    • $30 
    • 8 mos
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    • 10 mos
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    • 10 mos
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    • $500 
    • 11 mos
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Maria Peters 
Fruita, CO
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