Gideon's Garden

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Raised by 31 people in 28 months

Welcome to Gideon’s Garden!
Our son Gideon was born 4 years ago with cerebral palsy which has left him unable to sit upright on his own, swallow properly, eat solid foods, speak, or walk. He requires around-the-clock care, which has resulted in considerable financial strain.  More recently, he was diagnosed with epilepsy as well. We are looking to fund $250,000 towards the development of a hemp farm, and hopefully, our home. We hope to grow a low-cost, high-quality variety of hemp that will produce a large supply of CBD oil, a known natural anti-seizure treatment. CBD has been shown to greatly reduce seizure intensity and frequency as well as assist with come common problems associated with cerebral palsy.

Our Moment of Terrifying Clarity
In November of 2016, Gideon had his first 2 seizures ever at 2 years old. While doctors did warn us that his 3 different brain malformations would cause him to be at high risk for seizure disorders, we had always hoped for the best.

Since the day Gideon was diagnosed with CP, we have dreamed of building our own small hemp farm to serve his medical needs and the needs of this ever-growing community here in Colorado. However, after seeing our son so frightened as the seizure wracked his body, we are driven more so now than ever before to reach this goal and do so as quickly as possible.

Hopeful for the Future, In Desperate Times

Hemp is the future for us as well as our nation. Many states are opening up to the industrial hemp marketplace. This could provide numerous jobs and create a new, environmentally green market. We seek to grow industrial hemp for the purpose of making CBD oil as well as producing hemp for hempcrete and similar "green" endeavors.

By making an all-natural, high-potency medication for Gideon, we will not only be able to take him off of other medications which are far more harmful (many with disastrous internal and psychological side effects), but we will also be able to produce the same quality medicine for other children and adults who have various seizure disorders and cerebral palsy.

While researching this treatment method, we realized that the current monthly out-of-pocket cost for this product can range from $300-$500 per month. Our goal as a family would be to bring that cost down considerably, allowing families (like ours) who cannot afford that cost to receive a quality product that can improve their lives.

With this investment in his quality of life, we will be able to generate a reasonable profit from the plant matter, seeds, and materials left over by making hemp textiles, food products, and even industrial strength building materials. This would offset the price of the CBD oil, allowing us to sell them to families at a drastically lower price point with our ultimate goal of providing it for FREE to low income families with special needs children.

As we grow, we hope to employ veterans in varying roles, thereby keeping more families off of the streets. A long-term goal that we would see through, hopefully beginning in the third growing season, is to provide small hemp farms to other special needs families like ours (this could include cerebral palsy, epilepsy, down syndrome, etc.). They would have gainful employment in a growing industry and we would only ask 25% of the profit in perpetuity. So, you see, our goal is not one that is solely self-serving. We want to give back to as many families as we can.

Where Your Money is Going
We will be using donated money to purchase land (the property we are looking at is in the picture above!), all required farming equipment, as well and to provide shelter for our family while we are building out this incredible dream.

We are hoping to purchase the property and equipment we require before springtime so that when the snow melts, we can break ground and get growing right away.

Driven to Help Our Child and Ready for Hard Work
We are truly looking for a miracle here. We have this one, singular chance to change our family's future and hopefully ensure that our son no longer has to endure potentially harmful drugs to keep his seizures at bay, especially when we can produce a safe and viable alternative.  Our dream is one of medical assistance for our sweet boy,  an investment into assistance for families like ours, and environmentally "green" jobs.  Thank you so much just for coming here and taking the time to decide if our dream is worth your support.

Our family will be forever grateful and hope that you will support our dream!

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And #GrowForGideon2018 begins. Every year around this time I ask that you help us grow our dream farm, We have worked hard, and will be updating and asking for donations from now until Feb 1st, but just like every year, we will not ask 24/7 365 out of respect for your feeds. More to follow soon! Stay in Contact through Facebook @GideonsGarden and @SerenityValleyHempCo and visit our blog for the latest news on Gideons incredible progress.
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Hello Everyone! I want to thank you all for your continued support as we continue to strive towards our goal. We have begun building a website just for Gideon's Garden, and have just gotten new donation boxes and flyers made to place at locations all over Colorado, and across the country! You made this possible, and we will continue to strive towards providing free hemp CBD to kids with special needs whos families cannot afford it... all because of you!
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Today marks one year since Gideon's first seizures, and I implore you, please #Donate and help Lindsey and I follow our passion to help kids! #GrowForGideon #Hemp #CBD
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We want to thank all of our supporters who helped us get @GideonsGarden to over $8000 in our first year! We have intentionally left this gofundme alone over the summer, as we built out our new website, and will be starting promotions for #GrowForGideon in just 12 days. IF you can donate again this year, please do, if not PLEASE share and spread this campaign around, so we can meet our goals by 2018!
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$8,435 of $250,000 goal

Raised by 31 people in 28 months
Created November 20, 2016
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OH Herb
2 months ago

This child and their family want to help those with cerebral issues, neurological issues and Palsys. We love what they are doing. Go Gideons Garden! We hope you flourish!!!

Jonathan Airado
5 months ago

From the Pristine Rock Family ♥

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Thank you so much for your purchase on Serenity Valley hemp! Your contribution to our cause is vital to our success!

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We had a Generosity campaign running, and in order to be entirely transparent about all donations I wanted to be sure it was added here!

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