In October 2010, Karsten & Careese were notified that their 20 week gestation baby had several abnormalities and were encouraged to abort the baby. Karsten and Careese immediately said absolutely not and carried thru with the pregnancy. In February 2011, Kai Kalel was born at 36 weeks 6 days gestation and spent 13 weeks in the NICU ungoing several surgeries. By the age of 2, Kai had already had 11 surgeries. Kai was born with Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Missing left lung, Missing left ribs, 2 clubbed feet, horseshoe shaped kidney, severe scoliosis, and the list goes on. Not given any chance to survive, Kai is now 3 years old and is continuing to prove doctors wrong.
The idea behind this foundation was birthed about a year after Kai was born. Super Kai's mom, Careese, has a heart to give back and bless those in need, just as their family has been blessed. The family has received an outpouring of love year in and year out that has helped cover most if not all of the annual medical bills Kai incurs. Once Kai turns 5 or 6, he will be given titanium ribs, which means he will have a surgery every 6 to 8 months until he reaches the age of 20, on top of everything else he experiences in any given year.
The family's heart for this foundation, is to first and foremost be able to raise enough funds on an annual basis to help alleviate some of the financial burden that Kai's medical bills brings his family. Their long term goal for this foundation is to begin to raise enough money on an annual basis to not only take care of Kai's financial need but to bless another family in need with a one time gift given from the Super Kai Foundation. And as word of this foundation grows, that could turn into more and more families that they are able to bless!
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