Becket is a beautiful 4 year old boy who experienced brain injury at birth. He has been diagnosed with global developmental delays, spastic quad cerebral palsy, GERD, and a seizure disorder. He also has a feeding tube. Becket receives physical, occupational, and speech therapy on a regular basis.
Becket's mom tells us that he does not tolerate being seated in any device: wheelchairs, strollers, car seats, high chairs etc. "It causes him great discomfort," she says, "and as a result, he is carried A LOT. A babywearing carrier would allow us some freedom to do more "fun stuff" without worrying about our endurance."
Becket's mom adds, "Hiking season is upon us and attempting to take Becket and big brother, Dashell beyond the basic trails is pretty much impossible due to the weight and restrictions of a wheelchair. Our family loves the great outdoors and would love more freedom to see more of it than a wheelchair would ever allow. We do attempt more vigorous hikes, but can only go if we have at least three adults so we can trade off carrying and aiding Becket."
Becket's mom continues, "We REALLY appreciate any consideration in obtaining a carrier for Becket that will correctly support him, so we can all enjoy the best of Mother Nature!"
Here is where YOU come in! You can help by providing Becket and his family with the gift of babywearing. Our goal is to raise $145 to provide him with a toddler size ergonomic Kinderpack carrier that will meet his needs and allow Becket and his family to #babyweartothrive.
Becket 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 Becket 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.
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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 Becket and his family with the carrier they need to #babyweartothrive.
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