Medical Vehicle for Special Needs

This is David Slee III, he was born on July 2, 2010. He was a perfectly healthy baby boy when he was born. He was my first child and I was scared, but excited at the same time. I couldn't believe that I was a father. Before I knew it, he was saying dadda and trying to walk when he was 7 months old. What happened next is something I'll never forget. On March 3, 2011, my son was rushed to the local hospital via ambulance due to seizures and trouble breathing. A few hours go by and they end up using life flight to rush him to Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital in Nashville because they couldn't get his seizures under control. The doctors at Vanderbilt had to put him in a medically induced coma just to stop the seizures. At the time we couldn't figure out what caused everything that happened. The doctors eventually tell us that he has signs of lack of oxygen to the brain and multiple strokes to both sides of his brain. It quickly became a criminal investigation and my ex-wife was the suspect due to her being at home with him while I was at work. She was eventually arrested and found guilty of premeditated attempted first degree murder (she ended up putting a plastic bag over his head when he was 8 months old) and child abuse and neglect. They eventually get his seizures under control and they were able to take the breathing tube out and bring him out of the coma. At this point, the damage was already done. He suffered 80% brain damage, cortical blindness, partially deaf, can't walk, talk, sit up, crawl, or do anything on his own. He is fed by a feeding pump that hooks up to his Mic-key button. He has seizures a few times a week and is on several seizure meds to keep them under control. He is also wheelchair bound because of his condition. He is now 4 years old and one of the happiest kids you'll ever meet despite everything that he's gone through. He was expected to die within weeks or months after coming home, but he has defied all odds and made some progress. What happened to him is something that I never thought would happen and it absolutely destroyed me when it did, but I had to be strong for him. I would do anything for my son. That's why I've started this page in hopes of getting a suitable vehicle for my son, his wheelchair, and medical equipment. He also has numerous therapy appointments every week and docotor appointments throughout the year. My current vehicle barely has the space for his wheelchair as it is now and is currently not running. Without therapy, he has no chance at being able to sit on his own or walk. With therapy, he has a small chance of that happening and that's a chance I'm pushing for! I am a single, 24 years old, working father to a special needs, but a very special and strong little boy. I'm not doing this for me, but for my son. Even if you can't donate, please share so it may reach someone who can. Thanks in advance, David Slee Jr.










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David Edward Slee Jr. 
Organizer
Clarksville, TN
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