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This fundraiser ended on 04/30/11

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Please help Sadie buy an ipad. We believe it will help further her learning and communication development as she grows.

I want to remind everyone that even though our goal is $500, we still have to pay GiveFoward for letting us use their site, as well as sales tax for our ipad. Going above and beyond our goal will be greatly appreciated! We are going to keep the fundraiser open until the end of April.

When Sadie was born at home in January 2010, she wasn't breathing and it soon became apparent that she was very sick. After she was rushed to Phoenix Children's Hospital, and hooked up to many machines, we learned that a virus attacked her in the womb and damaged her brain pretty severely. We were told she'd be a vegetable and that she'd never suck or cry or even breathe on her own.

Sadie has proven everyone wrong. She is a genuine miracle. When she was 5 days old we removed her breathing tube and she learned to breathe on her own. The next day she was swallowing her own saliva! At 11 days old she learned to nurse. Now she eats solids, sleeps all night in her own bed, and is learning to sit independently.

That's why we want to get Sadie an ipad. Currently she plays with an ipad during speech/feeding therapy, and she really loves it. We feel that as Sadie continues to grow and develop, the ipad will become a tool for learning as well as communicating.

Even though ipads have been proven to be very useful for children/people with special needs, and are much less expensive than traditional communication devices, insurance still won't pay for one. We'd like to ask people all over the world who know Sadie, who know OF Sadie, who are related to Sadie, or are a friend of a friend of a friend who knows someone who found our blog, to donate even a little so that Sadie can buy an ipad.

Please keep in mind that there are fees for using this website and sales tax will be about $40, so giving beyond our goal will be much appreciated. Any moneys received above an beyond the cost of an ipad will be donated to

Please visit our blog to read more about Sadie and to see updates on her progress.
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