Support Jaedyn Knight
My wife and I have a beautiful family of seven. Our five children share a special sibling bond that we are proud of. Jamison, Abrie, Jaedyn, Jolie, and Joey enjoy time together and being each other’s best friends. We do our best to create a loving, safe home and give our children opportunities to grow. Our middle daughter, Jaedyn, is happily outgoing and determined to explore the world around her. She was born with Spina Bifida, two club feet, and limited usage of her left arm. My wife and I are committed to giving her every advantage we can find to enable her a life of independence and mobility. When we learned about Sara’s Garden we decided to dedicate our efforts to provide an opportunity for Jaedyn to develop skills for a lifetime.
Jaedyn has had multiple surgeries to prepare her for her future. In the couple years following her birth, she had skin grafts on her back to cover an opening into her vertebrae and a shunt placed in her brain to drain excess fluid to her stomach. When she was three years old, she had a procedure to realign her clubfeet. She now wears leg braces to maintain the correct position while she grows. Two years ago, Jaedyn underwent hip realignment surgery. Her femur was repositioned in her hip to prepare her for the possibility of walking or modified mobility in the future. In September of 2017, our daughter had bladder reconstructive surgery. The purpose of this procedure was to enable Jaedyn to use the bathroom independently. Currently, my wife and I give her enemas through a MACE in her belly button every night before bed. We also manually drain her bladder throughout the day with a catheter and flush her urination system with saline.
Our daughter has not viewed her diagnosis as a restriction. She is determined to participate in all the activities that her brothers and sisters do. Jaedyn has shown her will by participating in horseback riding, peddling a modified stationary bike, and walking with the help of a harness. We believe she will thrive and advance in the Conductive Education and Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber that Sara’s Garden provides. Jaedyn is courageous and driven to learn skills that will give her a life of independence. With your help, we can make this journey possible.
Despite the success that Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Conductive Education have had in treating individuals with Spina Bifida, insurance companies in the United States often do not recognize them as being therapeutic for and therefore will not cover the cost for treatments. That is why we could really use your help. HBOT for Jaedyn is only $100 per treatment and the Summer Interventions Program, which includes Conductive Education, at Sara’s Garden costs $2800 for the month of 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 the Summer Interventions Program, it would help reduce our overall expenses greatly. 100% of the funds received go into an account in Jaedyn’s name and will be used for her 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 Jaedyn’s name on a sheet of paper accompanying the check. Please do NOT write her name directly on the check. You can also donate online via credit card by clicking on the “donate now” button below.
Thank in advance for your support.
The family of Jaedyn Knight
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