Look at those cheeks! Jaxon, pictured below is definitely a cutie. Plus, he’s got the charming personality to match.
Jaxon’s mother recently got in touch with us at GAM because they need our help, and now we are asking for all of yours too.
Jaxon has Spastic Quadriplegic type Cerebral Palsy, which, among other things, keeps him from being able to sit or roll from back to front.
Here is a little more information from Jaxons family on all of their hard work to help Jaxon, and where he is right now:
He suffered a major brain injury during birth leaving him with holes in his brain called bilateral cystic periventricular leukomalacia. We found out just 10 days after his birth thanks to a routine head ultrasound run on all premature infants. By the time Jaxon was six months old he was diagnosed with Spastic Quadriplegic Type Cerebral Palsy. He takes medicine twice per day just so his limbs can be somewhat relaxed.
The people at Boston Children’s Hospital said to keep doing what we are doing. They told us that because Jaxon has Spastic Quadriplegic type Cerebral Palsy some treatments are off the table, like rhisotomy or the baclofen pump.
All of Jaxon’s doctors and therapists think he has such a great personality and that if we keep focusing on therapy he will reach his milestones in time! He currently receives aquatic therapy, speech therapy, vision therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.
Through research and meeting with doctors, Jaxon’s family is looking to now begin a new type of therapy called MNRI. This therapy will take place with a specialist in Buxton, Maine, but first they need to meet with a few doctors who specialize in MNRI and will be able to formulate a treatment plan for Jaxon.
That’s where you all come in!
Jaxon’s family is currently trying to raise money to get to a conference in January to meet with these doctors in California. In order for them to be able to attend the informative 8-day conference, meet with the doctors, and travel back and forth, we will need to raise $10,550.
Can you help us help little Jaxon get the treatment and specialization he needs? Just type “For Jaxon” in the comment section below when you send your donation over. Let’s help this kid!