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This fundraiser ended on 12/09/11

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I am trying to raise money to get my 4-year-old autistic non-verbal son and iPad for communication.

I am a single mother of two beautiful children. I have a 6 year old daughter, Codi, and a 4 year old son, Wyatt. Wyatt is non-verbal and was diagnosed with autism. His father pays no child support and is not in the picture at all. I actually have a restraining order on him because he was abusive to me and the children. He loves music and watching computer games and TV shows that have lots of graphics, colors and music. We have struggled constantly with finding a communication method that works with him with little success. After doing some research into the use of an iPad, we experimented in therapy with an iPhone and one of the communication apps. He almost instantly picked up the concept of touching the screen to get a response and started babbling more while using it. I couldn't believe the difference. Seeing the success, I am desperate to get my sweet son an iPad and the Proloquo2Go app. I struggle each month to pay my bills, let alone spend that much to get him something that could help him so much.

My wish is that someone out there can help me by helping me get him an iPad and/or the Proloquo2 app. I don't care about getting a new iPad, it can be new, used or refurbished. As long as it is in good shape and holds a charge, I will be happy with it to give him a voice. I listen the amount of a new one and the Proloquo2 app, but if I can raise enough for a refurbished one, I will be thrilled. If someone could help me and my family by giving us all a way to communicate with my son, I would be eternally grateful. Someone please help, the holidays are coming up, give the best gift you can - a voice to a sweet little boy. Thank you from the bottom of my heart if anyone can help.
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