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Help our daughter by giving her a chance to become all that she can.

Langston has a brain injury and associated Cerebral Palsy. Help Langston receive the therapy she needs! Hyperbaric oxygen therapy promotes the mobilization of stem cells throughout the body to help heal the damaged areas of her brain.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy promotes the mobilization of stem cells throughout the body and can even multiply an individual's stem cells by eight fold. Stem cells are the cells in our body that everything is created from. Stem cells can virtually heal anything. While HBOT is not going to heal her completely, it will decrease the morbidity of her injury, assuring her a more comfortable, fulfilling life. Any donation would be a tremendous blessing. We are financially unable to provide this therapy on our own, Langston's dad works full time, and myself, her mother, has no other option but to stay home because Langston requires constant medical attention.

We need to raise a minimum of 6500.00 to pay for all 40 of Langston's therapy treatments. If you are a local business, and would like to help with donations, we would be tremendously grateful. If you are an individual, every penny counts. What do we realistically expect out of the HBOT treatments?:
-improvement in Langston's ability to swallow. This will not only give her an opportunity to eat orally, but it will lessen her chance of pneumonia, in which some cases, especially with infants, can be devastating.
-decrease Langston's neurological irritability. Langston cannot sit alone, in a car seat, in a stroller, or sometimes even in her crib without inconsolably screaming. In Langston's world, her senses are minimal, and she feels constant anxiety and fear when not directly interacted with.
-improvement in Langston's vision. Langston suffers a degree of cortical visual impairment due to her injury. She is extremely farsighted and requires glasses.
-decrease Langston's risk of seizure activity. Since the neurons are not properly communicating with one another, Langston is at a high risk for a misfire, or as you may know it, a seizure.
-give Langston a better chance at someday walking on her own, even if it is just a few steps. As of now, her brain causes her to arch uncontrollably, she has writhing movements, and her muscles are extremely tight. She might not ever sit up on her own. It is my dream, for her to at least sit unsupported and not suffer from the pain that may be caused by the writhing uncontrollable movements.
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