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Sara Schelevitz's Fundraiser:

Take a Bite Out of Feeding Disorders

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BENEFITING: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

ORGANIZER: Amy Drayton,

Sara Schelevitz

THE STORY:

Our son Jake (pictured left) is nearly four years old and he has quite a story to tell. He was born with tracheomalacia, which is when the cartilage in the windpipe (trachea) has not developed properly. Instead of being rigid, the walls of his trachea were floppy, which made it very hard for him to breathe. As a result of his tracheomalacia, he would silently aspirate on all liquids and solids. He's had to endure three swallow studies, countless trips to the emergency room, and a bronchoscopy with a biopsy when he was just six months old.

Because he had silent aspiration, he had a lot of difficulty transitioning from purees to table foods. In fact, he was still eating baby food well past two years old. The aspirating made him extrememly fearful of new textures. He wasn't just a "picky eater", he would gag, scream, cry, and have extreme tantrums when presented with a new food. It has been said that a worried mother does better research than the FBI and I have to agree. Thankfully, my reserarch led me to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and the University of Michigan Healthcare system. It was there that we finally got Jake the help he needed. We are very fortunate to have found such wonderful, caring feeding therapists so close by. Having a child with a feeding disorder can leave you feeling overwhelemed and alone. We're so glad to be working with Dr. Amy Drayton and Dr. Rachel Knight. With their compassion, patience, and expertise, we no longer have to take this journey alone.

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$810

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jackie Zimmerman

    $20

  • Niki

    $15

  • Derrick & Abby

    $15

  • J. & S. Schelevitz

    $25

  • Zonat Parker

    $200

  • Theresa Lombardi

    $50

  • Christy Bean

    $50

  • Erin Parker

    $25

  • Andrea Jenkins

    $50

  • Dee Salsbury

    $25

  • Geneva Scully

    $50

  • Bridget Parker

    $50

  • C. J. Sandbank

    $50

  • John & Kathy Munro

    $50

  • Andy Lebeck

    $20

  • Holbrook Family

    $50

  • Your sister

     

  • Sara Schelevitz

    $10

  • Katie Grunick

     

  • Dillon Family

    $20

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The Team: $1,615 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Sara Schelevitz

Amount Raised

$810

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Natalie Morris

Amount Raised

$520

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Rachel Knight

Amount Raised

$200

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Amy Drayton, Director, Behavioral F...

Amount Raised

$50

 

1% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Sara Johns

Amount Raised

$35

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Ridleigh W

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$0

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Laura Sayers

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Lauren O'Connell

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Donor Comments

Dillon Family

Dillon Family

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Katie Grunick

Katie Grunick

4 years ago

Sara Schelevitz

Sara Schelevitz

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Your sister

Your sister

Way to go Jakey!! 4 years ago

Holbrook Family

Holbrook Family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Andy Lebeck

Andy Lebeck

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

John & Kathy Munro

John & Kathy Munro

DONATION: $50

Keep trying and keep your chin up :o) 4 years ago

C. J. Sandbank

C. J. Sandbank

DONATION: $50

Keep up the good work, Sara. I know it has been a long journey, but Jake has come a long way. 4 years ago

Bridget Parker

Bridget Parker

DONATION: $50

Sarah, keep up the good work! 4 years ago

Geneva Scully

Geneva Scully

DONATION: $50

4 years ago