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#unshakeableMikeyTrent

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Raised by 271 people in 6 days
Created July 10, 2018
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Meet Michael Trent! 14-year-old, spirited, athletic, fun-loving man-child;

awesome big brother and
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son,
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loving boyfriend,
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and the bestest best friend.
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Mikey was diagnosed with a fuseiform aneurysm in the basilar artery (middle of the brain stem) about 4 years ago. Since then it has grown significantly.

In the last several weeks his doctors and parents have been working to figure out a plan for this rare and difficult diagnosis. But, before they could take any action, Mikey suffered a stroke on July 4th and has been in the ICU since.

He has now been diagnosed with Locked-In Syndrome with paralysis. This means that the damage done by the stroke in his brain stem has paralyzed him to the extent of no longer being able to move anything except his eyes, and only vertical movement and blinking at that. This is a paralysis that is rare and is unlikely to resolve.
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The Plan
 To provide him with any encouragement and support to recover any of his voluntary muscle movement that he can, (especially in his face and throat). Physical and Occupational Therapy as soon as possible are a must in encouraging any of this recovery.

His mom and step dad are already working out the details to renovate their home so that Michael can come home and have the space and access for his supplies and comfort that he needs. 

However, the medical costs of the ICU and emergency room visits alone are enough to bury anyone in debt. To add medical supplies, therapies, and renovations to the home, even minor renovations, makes this plan seem insurmountable.

Can you help?
Any amount of donation and/or support you can give is appreciated more than we can express.

PLEASE pass this information along to family, extended family, best friends, friends, friends of friends, charities, do-gooders, etc. in the area and beyond to put their positive vibes, prayers, and donations toward this mighty feat to help our family provide the best support and comfort to him that we can in this life-changing moment.

All you have to do is click the donate button above and/or share this link through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email, text, etc. 

Thank you so much, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

#unshakeableMikeyTrent #Mikeystrong

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Here is the news story of our boy:
http://via.fox40.com/UpAiJ

Thank you again everyone!!
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Hey everyone! We just got the GoFundMe account set up for Dezaree (Mikey's mom) and Matt Corwin (Mikey's step dad) to receive these funds through their joint bank account.

They are currently looking into using these funds for an AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) device as well as any and all therapies to help in Mikey's rehabilitation and comfort. You have already helped us raise enough money to buy one of these devices outright if insurance won't cover it! Many of the high tech devices to support LIS (Locked in Syndrome) are much more expensive and still in beta stages that insurance carriers won't necessarily fund.

Over the next few weeks they will also be reaching out to local contractors and renovation businesses regarding the renovation of their garage that will now be Mikey's bedroom. Currently Mikey's bedroom at his mom's house is in a loft up a steep flight of stairs and is no longer accessible to him in his current state.

You'll be able to hear about some of this in the news story airing tonight on Fox40 at 10pm. We will be posting a link to this story once it has aired to share with everyone, in case it is postponed again.

Your shares, donations, prayers and support mean so much to us! There are no words.
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Mikey's story has been postponed. Will be on Fox 40 news tomorrow night (7/15) at 10pm Pacific time.

https://fox40.com/on-air/live-streaming/
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Waiting for Mikey's tracheostomy incision to heal. Once it does the doctors will be able to asses how much he can move his tongue and whether he can actually swallow. Yesterday was Mikey's girlfriend's birthday. Heartwarming video of Mikey giving Kenzie her necklace he bought for her a month ago is attached! :) Thank you all again for all of your support and sharing. We may now have enough to purchase a speech board for him if insurance can't cover it! Thank you so much!
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