Blake is a 6 year old boy with Russell silver syndrome. He has a g-tube and is on continuous feeds. Blake has learning delays, ADHD, hearing loss, and vision impairment. He attends occupational, physical, and speech therapy.
Blake's mom tells us they are currently waiting to see a new specialist for his ADHD and Asperger's syndrome. "Asperger's is a new diagnosis for Blake. We are struggling to cope with this and hoping to get answers soon. We are also looking into changing his feeding tube from a g-tube to a gj-tube because he is having issues again with digestion and absorbing his nutrition properly. This contributes to major bouts of fatigue and meltdowns from unbalanced blood sugars as well."
"Blake gets tired easily," his mom explains. "He suffers from fatigue. [With a babywearing carrier] he would be allowed to rest instead of being super tired all the time. He is the youngest son out of three boys and he has a younger sister. Blake is a pretty happy little boy but would greatly benefit from being able to be worn when he is super tired and it would improve his quality of life."
Here is where YOU come in. You can help by providing Blake and his family with the gift of babywearing. Our goal is to raise $145 to provide him with a preschool size ergonomic Kinderpack carrier that will meet his needs and allow Blake and his family to #babyweartothrive.
Blake 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 Blake 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.
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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 Blake and his family with the carrier they need to #babyweartothrive.