BENEFITING: CHILDREN'S HEMIPLEGIA AND STROKE ASSN.
Smiles for Caleb is hoping to raise money for the CHASA organization. CHASA provides grants to families that need assistance with orthotics, and other grants to help with programs that serve families with hemiplegia in our communities. They also offer college and vocational school scholarships to those affected by childhood hemiplegia or hemiparesis. To give back and help raise awareness, we are fundraising in honor of Caleb.
Caleb and his twin brother were born on December 20, 2013. They were truly our miracle babies and we wouldn't change it for the world. We noticed something wasn't right with Caleb at around 3 months. He always looked to the right and he didn't seem to use his left hand like he did his right hand. He also didn't seem to be where his brother was. We kept telling his doctor something wasn't right, but he said everything was fine and that he may be a little delayed because of his prematurity. We switched pediatricians and his new doctor said he may have a mild case of cerebral palsy and we were referred to the Infants and Toddlers program. We started physical therapy right away, and after a few PT sessions, Caleb's therapist recommended an MRI.
We pushed the doctors and we finally saw a pediatric neurologist in June 2014. We were scheduled for an MRI two months later, and we received the devastating news in September that he suffered a stroke in utero and has significant damage to the right hemisphere of his brain.
Caleb is doing remarkably well - he is sitting independently and we are working on crawling. He is the happiest baby you will ever know and smiles all the time, even through his hour long PT sessions! This is why we named his page Smiles for Caleb. If you would like to follow Caleb's story and progress, visit his Facebook page - www.facebook.com/SmilesforCaleb1213.
Please donate to the CHASA Organization so they can continue to provide grants and scholarships to those affected by hemiplegia and hemiparesis. Not only are the children affected, but their families are too! Donate knowing your charitable contribution will go to a good cause this year!