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A Special Wish for PirateKat
$450 raised
3% of $18k goal
3 contributors
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Ended Jul 30, 2013
Kat has a special wish .... to walk again after her latest surgery.

In June of 2005 Kat fell from a horse. Her life and those around her were forever changed. She was diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), which resulted in Cerebral Palsy,Cognitive
Kat has a special wish .... to walk again after her latest surgery.

In June of 2005 Kat fell from a horse. Her life and those around her were forever changed. She was diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), which resulted in Cerebral Palsy,Cognitive Deficiencies, Learning Disabilities and more. Since then Kat has had many surgeries and yet she still smiles and gives hugs to everyone she meets. Kat is an inspiration by how she loves life and everyone no matter the circumstances. Hate is not in her vocabulary. Kat loves horses, unicorns and pirates and would like to walk again to ride a horse.

Now Kat needs your help. She recently had a total back fusion to correct her Scoliosis (curvature of the spine). She had a bad reaction to the anesthesia which effected her brain injured brain. Before the surgery Kat was walking with forearm crutches, using both her hands and doing well in school. Now Kat can barely stand, her left hand lays across her chest and she has regressed mentally.

Kat needs help to restore her damaged brain tissue with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). Once enough money is raised, Kat will go to the Central Florida Hyperbaric in Orlando, Florida.

(HBOT) is not FDA approved which means insurance will not cover this treatment. Kat's brain tissue will almost make a full recovery (back to pre-surgery or better levels) within a few months after the treatment. Kat also needs to do an intensive all around therapy called Conductive Education (CE). Keep in mind every dollar counts; our goal is $18K (The cost for 80-100 HBOT treatments/dives and the four weeks of CE). The average cost of the dives or therapy is $150.

Kat no longer lives her parents. They were unable to support her and the care she has needed. She now lies with a retired "Grandmother" on a fixed income in a hard economy. Although not blood related, I consider Kat my own granddaughter. Her Oma (me) need all the help we can get. Thank You!

Please note ...... All extra donations will be donated back to families with the same needs as Kat. We will have a guest list on this Website of the donors for Kat to read when she finishes her treatments. And if you sponsor a dive/treatment, Kat will get a special card from you the day of her treatment. We believe it’s important for her that she sees the support she's had and the impact she's made in people's lives.
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