Celia is a lovely 6 year old girl who has seizures due to Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. Her mom tells us how she has seizures daily, and how they can cluster for an hour or more on any given day. Celia has a hard time walking when these occur. "When she is in a state of seizures," Celia's mom tells us, "she wants mommy to hold her. I am only 5 feet tall and it gets to be hard to hold onto her." By distributing Celia's weight properly, an ergonomic Kinderpack carrier will be very beneficial to both Celia and her mom. She will be able to hold Celia during her seizures much more comfortably.
Celia's family explains how they used to be avid hikers. "We would love to be able to take Celia on some short day hikes," they tell us, "we would love to be able to get her outdoors a little more." Having a carrier would help with every day carrying, too, so Celia's family can better meet her needs and keep her comfortable and safe during her seizures.
Here is where you come in….
Now you can help Celia and her family by providing them with the gift of babywearing. Our goal is to raise $145 to provide Celia with a preschool size ergonomic Kinderpack carrier that will meet her needs and allow Celia and her family to #babyweartothrive.
Celia and her family are so grateful to have your support. Our organization will be publicly thanking all donors on our website at www.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 is 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 Celia and her 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.
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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 Celia and her family with the carrier they need to #babyweartothrive.