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Give the Gift of Communication

$815 of $13,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 11 months
Created January 13, 2018
My brother, Shawn, was in a terrible car accident five years ago.   He suffered severe brain injury.  He has been on a feeding tube since and has not spoken a word.   He has been able to answer simple questions with yes/no cards, but otherwise has had limited communication.  My mother recently found out about the Eyegaze Edge eye tracking technology.  This device provides access to communication for individuals with different kinds of disabilities, including those who have had traumatic brain injuries.  My mother spends hours every day with my brother and is convinced he 'is in there', but currently has no way to express what he is thinking, how he is feeling, etc.  She is excited about the Eyegaze Edge after watching footage of a woman with a brain injury who was able to communicate with her mother for the first time in 21 years.  As my parents are elderly, they do not have the funds to purchase this device for my brother.   The funds he personally receives are used to pay for his daily care.  The sooner this technology is purchased for my brother, the sooner he will be given the opportunity to communicate with family once again, including his two teenaged children.  Every donation will be greatly appreciated!
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Visit with Shawn this past summer. He is looking much better in the new facility. Still hoping to raise enough money to purchase an Eyegaze for him to try. Thank you to everyone who has donated.
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$815 of $13,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 11 months
Created January 13, 2018
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