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This fundraiser ended on 10/07/12

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The family of Caleb Derickson are trying to raise money needed to help further his education and every day living. Please show your support!

I discovered there was something different about Caleb when he turned two years old. He seemed to regress. He no longer knew his numbers, colors, or alphabet. He started talking less and then eventually started speaking his own language. No one knew what he was trying to say, not even me, and I am his mother!! I took him to see several doctors and could never get a concrete diagnosis. He has seen specialists, psychiatrists, therapists, you name it. No one can pin point his diagnosis. So now he has several and needs to be on several medications just to function in school. He has speech and communication disorders and is in speech therapy to try to speak properly and clearly. He operates under his grade level but improves a little each day. He is in occupational therapy while in school to try and help his fine motor skills. He also is in special education classes while in school. The school has an iPad for the special needs children and it has helped Caleb so much but I feel that if I were able to have an iPad for him to use at home, he could improve further.
I have another small child and my family lives pay check to pay check but the state still says we make just above the maximum for help. We have barely enough to pay the bills and keep a roof over our heads. Most months we have to ask the food pantries to help fill our bellies. i wish we had enough to buy the iPad on our own but it's just not possible. I HATE seeing my children do without, especially when it is something that could truly change their lives. With an iPad I am hoping to help improve his fine motor skills, speech, his behavioral and social skills, and his life!
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