Porter is my nephew who has battled with ADHD, depression, low self-esteem, a little bit of substance abuse, and has received extensive help for considering self-harm. This kid has had a few male figures that have been abusive both verbally and a little bit physically. He has skipped school and failed so many classes. He has been bullied at school. He struggles with telling the truth at times. I have asked him why and he doesn’t know why. I believe because of the cards that have been handed to him he struggles in many different ways. It is hard to say he is troubled or a bad kid because he really isn’t. He needs some natural consequences in his life and a situation that might not be ideal but could help him in a big way. About a week ago his name came up to friend and she told me about a camp for kids like Porter called Anasazi. I told my sister and my mom and we all felt like this is where Porter needs to be. This could be life changing. It is called www.anasazi.org
Please look this up and see what it is all about. I have also come across a few other friends that know someone who has gone here and it has completely changed their lives. After reading their website and researching it we all knew this would be Porters next step to get the help he needs. My sister, my mom, and a few other people scrambled to get doctor appointments done, and paperwork filled out so he can go to this camp ASAP. Well my sister who is a single mom got back the pricing of this place. She did qualify for a grant but it still is impossible for her to send him on a single mom’s wage. She makes enough to pay her bills and that is it. She is willing to go completely in debt over this and we are not letting her do that. The camp cost is $24,000. With the grant it will cost her just over $16,000. My mom and my husband and I are willing to pick up some of the cost but have decided to ask our friends and family for help. Every little bit will help. So, if any of you could help we would be forever grateful. This is a very difficult thing for us to ask for money from friends and family. It takes a whole lot of swallowing are pride. This is a time where we need our village to help us. If you cannot donate financially we totally understand, but please share this to help us get the word out.