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This fundraiser ended on 10/20/12

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Family and friends of Olivia Brinker are uniting to raise money to help her overcome severe apraxia. Please show your support!

Olivia is an outgoing, loving, and beautiful 3 year old girl who was recently diagnosed with severe apraxia. Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), is a neurological disorder where the signals in the brain that make the muscles form speech are disrupted.Olivia's Speech Therapist refers to this as an extremely severe case. There is no known cause. Unfortunately, treatment of this speech disorder will require years of intense speech therapy, along with physical and occupational therapy. Without this treatment, her future with speech is grim and the prognosis undetermined. Olivia enjoys playing with her baby dolls, playing outside, going to preschool and loves communicating with you in her own unique way. She is full of so much life and love! She has so much to say to us all the time, but realizes she doesn't know how to say it with her mouth. This little girl really does deserve the chance to tell us how she sees the world! Our insurance plan covers very little therapy costs and therapy is very expensive. To get the required amount of therapy for her is next to impossible with the cost being so high. Insurance companys, doctors and many people no very little about this disorder making resources for financial coverage limited and a constant battle. We can't change this disorder, but we can change how she can overcome it with the right therapy for Olivia! Thank you all for your donations, support, and prayers. It really does mean so much!
The Brinker Family
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