Support Peyton Goecke
Of all the great things that will happen to us in our lives, having children is leaps and bounds better than anything else. It has given us another heart beat and soul to share our life with. The miracle of life was given to us through a baby girl, Peyton Jane Goecke. Peyton’s entry into this world was much more difficult than most. She was born with a prolapsed umbilical cord, not allowing her to receive the oxygen needed to survive. Despite the medical staff doing everything in their power to ensure Peyton’s best chance of life, she was oxygen deprived long enough to stop her heart. Her first eight minutes of life were assisted by CPR and prayers. After Peyton’s heart started beating on its own she was transferred by air to a children’s hospital to receive specialized care.
Peyton’s doctors had the ill-fated task of informing us that our future with Peyton would not look like the picture we had been envisioning. We were told that she had severe damage to her brain and that she may never breath, eat, walk or talk on her own. Peyton proved to be a fighter and showed us just how strong she really is by surpassing everyone’s expectations. We still have challenges in our future, one that has been harder to deal with for us is that Peyton has the possibility of begin diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is a condition that affects muscles and a person’s ability to control them. Each case is unique and can vary significantly. Some may require constant care due to total paralysis, while others with partial paralysis might have slight tremors and require little assistance. Cerebral Palsy is permanent and incurable, but with treatment and therapy the effects on the body can be managed.
We first discovered Sara’s Garden when Peyton was 3 months old, and we were able to start Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments (HBOT) at that time. After every round of treatments, we saw improvements in Peyton’s development and personality. Last summer we were able to attend camp with Conductive Education (CE) and HBOT and saw improvements in her motor functions and fine and gross motor skills. We have continued to be amazed by the improvements we’ve seen during our treatments at Sara’s Garden. Sara’s Garden is the only non-profit center in the United States to offer both HBOT and CE services and specializes in working with children with Cerebral Palsy.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Conductive Education have been very successful in treating individuals with Cerebral Palsy. However, in the United States insurance companies do not recognize them as being therapeutic for the treatment of CP and therefore will not cover the cost for treatments. That is why we could really use your help. HBOT for Peyton is only $100 per treatment and Conductive Education is only $35 per hour at Sara’s Garden. However, since our plan is for Peyton to continue receiving HBOT treatments and CE that cost adds up quickly.
If you could assist us with the cost (or even just part of the cost) of a single $100 HBOT treatment or $35 hour of CE it would help reduce our overall expenses greatly. 100% of the funds received go into an account in Peyton’s name and will be used for her 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 Peyton’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 link below.
Thank you so much for considering to support Peyton’s treatments at Sara’s Garden.
Peyton, Ashley and Andrew Goecke
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.