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This fundraiser ended on 07/20/11

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The intention of this fundraiser is to raise funds that will be used for an assistive technology device for Michael, such as the Ipad2.

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My son Michael was born a preemie with many complications at birth including a severe sepsis. He was a fighter and made it through a very strong little baby. As time went on we found out that he had "Microcephaly" (a neurodevelopmental disorder in which the circumference of the head is more than two standard deviations smaller than average for the person's age and sex.) Michael always had a happy demeanor and adorable smile.

By the time Michael was almost 4, he had numerous blood work, mri's, catscan's, and spinal tap. But to our dismay, we found no diagnosis. His neurologist then discovered he had a cerebral heterotopia(neurological disorder caused by clumps of grey matter being located in the wrong part of the brain). At that point he received the diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy.

My husband is in the military so from Washington state we moved on to Millington, TN, where the programs for special needs are scarce.

Michael is still the sweet little boy at 6. However, he is getting frustrated with not being able to communicate his needs. He is non verbal and has a difficult time manipulating his hands to preform sign language. This is especially frustrating for us, his parents, as well as teachers and other family members and friends.

We are asking family and friends to help us with this endeavor of collecting funds for Michael's Ipad. This device will help Michael communicate with us, his teachers, therapists and other important people in his life!

There is research that has shown that the Ipad has improved the educational outcomes for all students, but especially for those with special needs.

Please help us with this undertaking and support Michael!
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