Sunday, June 19, 2011

Welcome to Jaren's blog page! Right now, we are using this page to help launch a fundraising effort for therapy for Jaren. Anyone that is not able to access Facebook can find the same information at this blog. It is here, through the help of those who know Jaren or know of Jaren, that we hope to raise funds to provide therapies that could increase Jaren's quality of life. Jaren suffered a brain injury during birth when an artery ruptured robbing him of oxygen. He has damage to his mid-brain, which controls motor function (basically, the area of the brain which controls body movement). At almost 11 mos old, he is unable to roll, sit unassisted, crawl, etc & he is not expected to be able to achieve any of these physical milestones or be able to talk. He also has multiple issues with his vision, sensory issues & problems with eating & weight gain/growth (FTT). He has been diagnosed with Athetoid Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is a devastating diagnosis for our little boy. He is currently enrolled in our states Early Intervention Program where he receives physical therapy one time each week for one hour. He also receives an hour a week of feeding therapy and a one hour a month (sometimes less) therapy for his vision. In addition to this, we are seeking out alternative therapies to further help Jaren to progress & increase his quality of life. We are committed to help him reach his fullest potential but have realized that many of the therapies available are costly and not covered by our insurance, so we are asking for your help. We have created this page to post information about therapies that we are interested in pursuing, and the updates and progress of those therapies. At the moment, we are currently fundraising for HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy). Our family appreciates your help in making this therapy and any future therapies possible for our little guy.

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