Everett is a beautiful little boy who loves cars, fire trucks, and guitars. Everett has been diagnosed with a rare genetic condition known as MCADD (medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency), cerebral palsy, and global developmental delays. He is also fed through a g-tube. His mom tells us he's currently being tested for a few other conditions, including Lissencephaly.
Everett's mom wrote these words to tell you how much getting a carrier would mean to their family:
"Babywearing would help our family so much. Everett has at least 4 appointments a week, including OT, PT, hippotherapy, and speech therapy. He also frequently has doctor and specialists appointments. Getting a stroller in and out of some of these buildings is incredibly difficult, if not impossible. He doesn't walk by himself so I either have to use the stroller or carry him into the appointments that don't allow a stroller. I take him to all of these appointments alone since my husband works full time to provide for us. Babywearing would also allow me to keep Everett close while getting things done around the house. Since we are a one income family, we don't really have the funds to purchase a carrier big enough for Everett. We would be so grateful for your help."
Here is where you come in….
Now you can help Everett and his family by providing them with the gift of babywearing. Our goal is to raise $145 to provide Everett with a preschool size ergonomic Kinderpack carrier that will meet his needs and allow Everett and his family to #babyweartothrive.
Everett and his family are so grateful to have your support. Our organization will be publicly thanking all donors on our website atwww.babywearingtothrive.org
Lift Me Up is a non-profit program created by three mamas (Kristin, Sarah, and Rachel) with the mission to provide babywearing carriers to families who have children with special needs. Babywearing is a unique therapeutic tool that can benefit both the child and the caregiver. We provide ergonomic carriers to qualified families who have a child with a developmental special need and who do not already own a carrier.
The Carrier Connection by Lift Me Up is a way for you to join the #babyweartothrive movement. We feature families through this Carrier Connection campaign so you can learn their stories and support them personally. These families have a special need for larger sized carriers so older toddlers or preschoolers can also receive the benefits of babywearing. These types of carriers are more costly and more difficult to come by than carriers sized for infants and smaller children. Lift Me Up has recently partnered with Kindercarry to help make our Carrier Connection successful so even more families can babywear to thrive.
To meet our other Carrier Connection families and see how they are now babywearing to thrive because of your donations, go to our webpage and check out our blog updates.
100% of money raised from this fundraiser will go directly to providing an ergonomic carrier for Everett and his family. If funds exceed the goal, all extra funds will be allocated to the next Carrier Connection family. We three mamas of Lift Me Up are strictly volunteers; it’s important to us that every one of your dollars goes towards helping families who have children with special needs #babyweartothrive.
To keep up with what we're doing and see more families we are serving, follow our Facebook page.
You can also keep up with us on Instagram and Twitter @liftmeupbaby
Visit our website to learn more details and find out how babywearing aides in physical, emotional, and social development of the child. Here you can also follow our blog, read stories of our thriving recipients, and make a tax deductible donation anytime.
The gift of babywearing might be priceless, but with your help we can provide Everett and his family with the carrier they need to #babyweartothrive.