Jace is a beautiful 3 year old boy who was born with spina bifida. His level is L2-L3. He has a shunt on the right side of his brain to drain excess fluid, and he is currently using braces to try to get him walking.
Jace's mom shared with us, "When we found out that Jace had spina bifida I was 21 weeks pregnant. It was simply the scariest and most unsure time of my life. We received a lot of advice and information on what could be. When he was born all of that uncertainty left and we welcomed a strong, smart, funny, and absolutely wonderful child. Each day brings new challenges and milestones. He is truly perfect in every way. As he grow it is becoming harder to carry him and he does not enjoy being in a stroller. There are places that a stroller just won't work. We like to camp and go to the beach. A carrier would help to increase his enjoyment of the activities and the general functionality of day to day life."
Here is where YOU come in. You can help by providing Jace and his family with the gift of babywearing. Our goal is to raise $145 to provide him with a toddler sized ergonomic Kinderpack carrier that will meet his needs and allow Jace and his family to #babyweartothrive.
Lift Me Up is an established 501c3 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.
Jace's campaign will be live for 30 days. Once the $145 goal is met, your donation will be deposited. If the campaign is not fully funded within the 30 days, your donation will not be deposited and we will be unable to purchase a carrier for Jace.
All money raised from this fundraiser will go directly to providing an ergonomic carrier for Jace and his family. If funds exceed the goal, all extra funds will be allocated to the next Carrier Connection family.
We three ladies of Lift Me Up are 100% volunteers; it’s important to us that every one of your dollars goes towards helping families who have children with special needs #babyweartothrive.
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.
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 to see what we're up to.
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 Jace and his family with the carrier they need to #babyweartothrive.
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