Support Jacob Beasley
We are a proud family of 6 children; Taylor, Breklynne, James, Eli, Gennavieve, and Danny Jacob. Jacob had a somewhat rough start (or what I felt at the time was rough) to life when he was labeled with “failure to thrive” because he wasn’t taking a bottle. Once that hurdle was crossed he became exceedingly jaundice. Jacob made it through some big hurdles with flying colors and never let anything get in his way or slow him down! He always woke up with a smile and loved to make people laugh.
On February 11th of 2017, when Jacob was only 18 months old, my husband and I decided to go hiking to celebrate our anniversary. We left our two youngest children with a babysitter. Our oldest went with us and our other kids had other obligations. On our way home, we received the dreadful call from the Sheriff’s department. In a tearful and crackled voice, they informed us that Jacob had fallen into the koi pond and was unresponsive. After 45 minutes of CPR, Jacob finally regained a heartbeat and they estimated he was submerged in the pond for 15-20 minutes. It was our little superhero Genna, at two and a half years old, that pulled her little brother out of the pond. Genna has many scars, both physically and mentally, for her courageous efforts! God Bless you Gennavieve!! And ALL of you that helped Jacob that day and continue to do such!
The next 3 months were spent at the children’s hospital. Praying for a miracle as Jacob laid almost lifeless, cold to the touch, and unresponsive in his hospital bed with numerous PIC lines, IV lines, and on a ventilator. Hours seemed like days and days like years. Finally, Jacob started coming around and was taken off the ventilator. We knew there were going to be “complications” due to the brain damage from lack of oxygen, we just didn’t know to what extent. All we knew was that our once vivacious loving boy lay in bed crying most of the time, unable to move, talk, or smile. He was fed by a G-tube in his tummy and we had to carry him everywhere. I was determined to get Jacob more help. Via research online I found a local Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBOT) facility that would take Jacob. Upon arrival, I was informed I was required to go into the chamber with Jacob which did not end up working well. With further research, I stumbled upon Sara’s Garden, a facility offering HBOT treatments as well as Conductive Education. They had an RN in the chamber at all times!! I was sold! I didn’t have to worry how Jacob was doing while in the Chamber and they offered a therapy that I desperately wanted for him!
Jacob is now 3 years old. We have been to Sara’s Garden twice and received two rounds of 40 HBOT treatments each time. Jacob has also received a number of sessions of Conductive Education (CE). We saw amazing results from both the HBOT and CE including neck and truck control and eating orally! He had significantly better eye control and was able to focus on and follow objects. It has helped his muscle spasticity a lot and decreased his seizure activity. I can testify first-hand HBOT treatments in conjunction with Conductive Education and the loving care at Sara’s Garden have provided significant improvements for Jacob!
Unfortunately, in the United States insurance will often not reimburse for HBOT treatments or CE. That is why we could really use your help. HBOT is only $100.00 per treatment hour and CE is only $35.00 per hour. However, since the plan is for Jacob to receive at least another 40 HBOT treatments and take part in Conductive Education, the costs add up quickly. There is also a summer program in June where Jacob could receive 40 HBOT treatments and an intensive Conductive Education program. Our ultimate goal is to get Jacob into Sara’s Garden for the June program, and if we can raise enough, treatments surpassing June.
If you could assist us with the cost (or even just part of the cost) of a single $100 HBOT treatment or part of the cost of CE, it would help reduce our overall expenses greatly. 100% of the funds received go into an account in Jacob’s name and will be used for his treatments and services. 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 Jacob Beasley written 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.
As a mother, I ask and pray for your support to obtain the goal of the HBOT and Conductive Education in June, and Lord willing, future treatments. These treatments have and will continue to improve Jacob’s quality of life. With your support in this venture, I know I will see my baby smile again and hear him say he loves me! On supported wings, we can soar!
Thank you, more than words could possibly express!!
Jacob, Summer, Danny, Taylor, Breklynne, James, Eli, & Genna Beasley
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.