2010 1st Quarter Grant Winner
Danielle's Foundation is proud to announce that we have awarded our FIRST quarterly grant to Noah W. of Colorado! (The deadline for our next grant for therapy or medical equipment is June 30th-so contact us today to apply!)
Noah is 15 months old and has been diagnosed with HIE and cerebral palsy as a result of not breathing or having a heartbeat for the first 13 minutes of his life. Doctors told Noah's family that he may never be able to walk, talk, eat or even breathe on his own, but they remained hopeful-and Noah proved to be their little miracle.
His family discovered a great "alternative" therapy called the Feldenkrais/Anat Baniel Method, which uses gentle movements that are said to help his brain create new neural connections and patterns, which in turn builds a new bridge between his brain and body. Unfortunately, Noah's insurance has refused coverage for this therapy, so his family has had to pay out of pocket for all his treatments.
Before his therapy, Noah really struggled with his ability to move. But within just a few weeks of starting therapy, he made tremendous improvements at a very fast rate. It is our hope that with this ongoing therapy, he will continue making great progress and have the potential to one day learn how to sit, crawl, walk and talk! His family is overjoyed with his progress and holds so much hope for his future.
Congratulations to Noah and his family!