|Eleni at ABM lessons|
Thanks to you eight precious babies aged 2 and under are scheduled this spring for intensive therapy sessions with local Anat Baniel Method practitioners and/or to receive neuro-optometric services with Dr. Zelinsky of Chicago.
|Jarrett, Help for HIE grant recipient|
Thanks to you I was able to put over $10,000 into the Help for HIE fund, combining leftover monies raised for our baby Eleni in 2015 and those you donated after her death earlier this year. $10,000 that will give families the chance to seek help for babies that cannot see or eat or babble or sit up.
|Faith, Help for HIE grant recipient|
Thanks to you families who feel they have lost all right hope for the future will have the opportunity to meet someone who knows how to help their child, someone who might say with Dr. Zelinsky, "Sometimes, with the right inputs, we can build a brain."
|Malcolm, Help for HIE grant recipient|
I cannot thank you enough, never enough, for the way you've held our family in the wake of Eleni's tragic birth and difficult life. And, I know that these families who are now being touched by your generosity likewise overfill with gratitude. Please know that your gifts, great and small, were most needed and are most appreciated.
With love and thanks from Malcolm, Faith, Boaz, Claire, Hannah, Jarrett, Elijah, Kaiya, and from Eleni.
P.S. I thought you would love to hear this report from the mother of a grant recipient after her child's ABM intensive, made possible by readers like you:
After 8 ABM sessions X is already calmer. She is tense or extending or fisting less often. She hugs to us when carried instead of arching away. Now that she is more comfortable with how to move, motion is less scary for her and she's even added new motions to her repertoire. And now that she doesn't need to put as much thought into physical things, I think she's actually seeing more. She can roll herself over (with a little help) and is remembering the sequence of motions to sit up or lay down, although we're far from that! We will definitely have to continue care once the sessions she was granted are over... nothing compares to the level of care she is getting, not to mention her therapist is head over heals in love with her and excited about X's attentiveness. I believe wholeheartedly she will help X reach her fullest and happiest potential. Oh yeah, and Monday, she cried for the first time. And once more on Tuesday. It wasn't exactly a typical cry, but it was a cry! Praise The Lord!!!