Support Isaac Hummer
As most of you know, our story is a crazy one for sure. My triplets were born at 26 weeks and all three have suffered varying degrees of disabilities. AJ has cerebral palsy which affects his legs. He is wheelchair bound with some ability to walk short distances. He plays wheelchair basketball for the University of Texas-Arlington where he is studying business. Kendra is the most severe. She suffers Quadriplegic Spastic Cerebral Palsy. Kendra is completely wheelchair bound and has limited ability to care for herself. She is currently studying Visual Communication at Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne.
And now for Isaac. Isaac was born with Hydrocephalus and has been through 13 brain surgeries. He has recently developed a seizure disorder and suffers grand mal seizures. While away at the University of Texas –Arlington, where he plays on the wheelchair basketball team, Isaac suffered a grand mal seizure and fell on concrete, resulting in a very serious concussion. The fall happened in July and Isaac is still suffering from short term memory issues, processing delays, personality changes, dizziness, and headaches with quick movements or loud noises. All of these conditions make it nearly impossible for him to study and successfully complete college course work.
Years ago, while researching holistic, alternative therapies for the triplets, we discovered Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). This therapy uses a pressurized hyperbaric chamber to deliver more oxygen to the cells than the body can do on its own. In doing so, it helps to create new pathways which are critical in enhancing the client’s quality of life. In many cases, HBOT has improved the client’s fine and gross motor skills, cognitive ability, vision, physical healing, migraines and seizure control.
We learned about a non-profit facility just west of Toledo, Ohio called Sara’s Garden, that specializes in HBOT. Kendra was one of the first children to receive treatments at Sara’s Garden. After over 100 treatments (more than 10 years ago) Kendra’s seizures went away. She would love to return to Sara’s Garden for more treatment in the future. We are hopeful that HBOT treatment will be successful for Isaac as well. Our prayer is that they will help him get back to his normal level of activity so he can return to playing wheelchair basketball and allow him to continue with his schooling and receive his degree in Elementary Education.
Unfortunately, in the United States, insurance companies do not recognize HBOT as being therapeutic for the treatment of brain injuries or seizures and therefore will not cover the cost for treatments despite the positive stories of tremendous benefits that can come from even one round of therapy. That is why we could really use your help. HBOT for Isaac is only $100 per treatment at Sara’s Garden. However, since our plan is for him to receive at least one round of 40 HBOT treatments (twice a day, 5 days a week for 4 weeks) that cost adds up quickly to $4,000 (and doesn’t even include our costs for transportation, food and lodging).
Sara’s Garden understands the financial strain that therapy costs can place on families and has a sponsorship program available to help with the cost of treatments. If you could assist us with the cost (or even just part of the cost) of a single $100 HBOT treatment it would help reduce our overall expenses greatly. 100% of the funds received go into an account in Isaac’s name and will be used for his treatments.
Any contribution made would be considered a tax-deductible donation as Sara’s Garden is a 501(c)(3) non-profit facility. Checks can be made out to Sara’s Garden with Isaac’s name on a sheet of paper accompanying the check. Please do NOT write his name directly on the check. You can also donate online via credit card by clicking on the DONATE NOW button below. Your involvement in making this therapy a reality for Isaac is truly appreciated.
Thank you for considering to sponsor Isaac’s treatments and supporting us in our “next adventure”.
Kristy Cobbs (Mother of Amazing Triplets!)
Sara’s Garden is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your charitable contribution is tax deductible under 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, to the extent allowed by law. A receipt will be sent to you after your pledge has been received to use for tax purposes.