Sophia is 6 years old. Her current diagnosis is cerebral palsy, although they cannot see damage to her brain; and their is nothing in her early life to explain this diagnosis. She is happy, and luckily can get around by frog hopping. She is able to use both arms and hands, and can color and is learning to write her name. Unfortunatly, she currently cannot walk, even after several different types of therapies. We have tried Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment, Hippotherapy, Physical Therapy, NowIcan Therapy, diet change, and hundreds of hours of therapy at home. Each therapy has offered us some help, but she is still unable to ambulate (walk). We have spent thousands of dollars and time to help her, and are currently hopeful of a new therapy called the "Anat Baniel Method." However, after spending around $800 a month for the past year of therapy, in addition to all the other therapies we have tried, we are unable to try this therapy without going into a good amount of debt. Therefore, as we continue to do all that we can to help our child have her best possible life, we have decided to start a gofundme campaign to try/fund this new therapy. This new therapy is in California, and Sophia and her mom would need to fly there, and stay a week to try this therapy. Therefore, we would need funds not only for the therapy, but the cost to travel to the therapy, and to pay for a stay at a nearby hotel. We are hoping to receive around $5000 by the end of September 2017. Any, and all money would be used ONLY for therapy for Sophia, and the related travel. Any amount over would be reserved for future therapy for Sophia. Please know that we understand everyone is on a budget, and are asking that if you are able to give, that the amount is not anything large; we are hoping for donations that do not break your budget!
You can find out about this therapy at anatbanielmethod.com and watch at video on Youtube.com called "Anat Baniel Method and Cerebral Palsy: The Story of Carter"
If 250 people gave $20, we can hit our goal. If 250 people give $40, we can do this therapy twice this year!