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Please help us help our little boy in having a home that suits his needs.  Many Thanks,  The Torretti's

Our goal for this fundraiser is to modify our house so it is safer for CJ. We would like to put in a ramp or at least safety railings on our current stairs. So he doesn't fall down the steps anymore. Also a handicap accessible bathroom. So CJ doesn't break anymore teeth from falls in the bathroom.
Our son CJ has what's called Right Spastic Hemiplegia. This is specific medical term known to others as Cerebral Palsy. CJ wears leg braces as well as a multitude of different hand/arm braces. He is currently in 9 different therapy sessions a week not including home therapy. Which prohibits me ( his mother ) from working. This is why we need your help.

           - The Beginning - 
 CJ made his (very scary) grand entrance into the world on May 23rd of 2005.  On that day CJ was born clinically dead.  
He suffered a massive heart attack just prior to his emergent delivery as well other injuries (Pulmonary Hypertension & Cardiomyopathy). The heart attack caused him to have a stroke on the left side of his brain effecting the whole right side of his body. We were informed of this on his 39th day of life once he was stable enough to have an MRI done. 
They told us that they were unsure what the road ahead looked like for CJ and exactly what functions of the brain would be effected. It was a possibility that he could be in a wheel chair or mentally retarded. 
We are so happy to say that CJ is not mentally incapacitated or in a wheel chair, but he certainly still has a long road ahead of him as far as his physical disabilities and developmental disabilities go.  We are reaching out for any financial help that we can obtain for modifications at this time to make our home a safer place for CJ. We live in a small cape cod house that is not handicap accessible and that is something that needs to be provided for him. 
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