Sarah's Computer Access System

$3,015 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 24 months
I am a professional baseball writer for Major League Baseball Advanced Media. I was born with the umbilical cord around my shoulder cutting off my oxygen for approximately five minutes. I have athetoid cerebral palsy. I have virtually no hand use and understandable speech.  My computer is my connection with outside world since getting me into a vehicle is dangerous. 

In the recent past, I used a headstick with an expensive communication device to access my computer. Using a headstick became too difficult to use and began changing the shape of my skull. The communication device became out of date. The manufacturer doesn't sell the attachment that enabled me access my computer anymore. 

I am using an expensive communication device with an eye gaze system borrowed from the state.  It has to go back to the state by the end of April. Then I will not be able to do my job. Without my computer access, I can't do my job or communicate with my friends and family. If I don't have a job, I will be homeless and starving. 

I want a Tobii PCEye ($3000) that goes on my existing desktop and Grid 3 communication system ($700). This system will be much cheaper than this device. Medicare doesn't cover computer access.
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I think I need $500 more before I can purchase my new computer access system. Tobii doesn't help me to figure out this issue.
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I hope everyone had a good Easter. The last few days I have been using the keyboard that comes with every Tobii eye gaze system, and it is working well for me. I am going to see if I can get a less expensive eye gaze system. I want to thank you for all of your generosity. With your help, I am confident that I will have a successful computer and communication system.
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The seller agreed to take back the eye gaze system that I bought off Ebay. It cost me a $150 to try it . The state wants to take out a loan to buy my device. I don't want to do this because I have too many debts already for assistive technology equipment. Any amount of donation is greatly appreciated.
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The eye gaze system that I bought didn't work for me because it wouldn't work with the modern software. I am working on a return of it. Please donate any amount you can to my cause. Every day I use my borrowed Tobii DynaVox I-12, I improve. The state extended my loan until June 2nd.
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Raised by 13 people in 24 months
Created April 2, 2017
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$1,000
Anonymous
24 months ago
MG
$20
Mel Guzman
24 months ago

Dodger fan since the 80's

$1,500
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24 months ago
$5
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24 months ago
MD
$20
Michael Devine
24 months ago

Hope this helps!

$20
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24 months ago
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