I find this feels weird as I type it out. Not typically one to ask for help myself, however this is not about me, it's about our son. So here we go <3
This is little man, our son, soon to be 8 year old come June (:
He was born with hydrocephalus, from in utero, then diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy & seizures later on.
However his diagnosis tells you nothing about who he is <3 (:
He is a BRIGHT RAY OF SUNSHINE, full of laughter, giggles and funny sounds.
He is probably one of the happiest souls you could meet, despite his clinical diagnoses <3
He doesn't let that take away his joy.
He is non verbal so much of the way he communicates is through his sounds & laughter, or at times his discontent <3
There's really no way I can tell you just HOW SPECIAL THIS BOY IS <3
Because of that I'm asking for a special request.
We live in a mountain area and the terrain is not like going for a walk through the city. He has a wheelchair, however it is not made for mountain we live on. His mobility is limited as he relies on Mommy & Daddy to move him around and get him where he needs to go.
As of now, we aren't able to go for walks due to the wheelchair not being exactly safe for us to do so with our terrain. He has outgrown the regular strollers, and joggers that we had before to take him on walks. Right now it's just him & I throughout the day while Daddy works as an "essential worker."
I know that even though he can't verbalize these things, and though he appears to be, happy, and doing okay (most the time) during the shut down.
He is struggling with his routine & life being thrown off.
So he is having a mix of good & bad days. Days where he seems perfectly fine, and others he's upset, and it shows in his mood, or actions. He no longer is able to ride the bus he loves, see his bus driver, teachers & friends. All the activities & fun school was for him. Things he is very much so missing </3
With all the things that have been taken away from him & his routine it's important to me to be able to help him through this time whatever way I can <3
One of the most beneficial ways I can think of is being able to get him out of the house. Go for a walk, be able to breathe the fresh air & feel the sun on him. He absolutely loves walks, always would get so happy & excited. Squeaking away with his happy noises as we went on about our walk.
Something I'm missing we aren't able to do for him currently, not having the right form of transportation for the job <3
We have saved up a portion & are continuing to do so, however this is something I would LOVE to be able to give him sooner than later. To be able to get him out of the house! Give him something when he's had so much taken away <3
So please I ask, if you are in a place to do so & if you want to help <3
Please consider a donation, or possibly a share so that we can get this special boy, his special Convaid Crusier <33
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ <3