Support Tyler Senn
Dear family and friends,
As many of you are aware, five days before Tyler was born we had an ultrasound done to check his position. The ultrasound showed that Tyler had fluid on his brain. The following day, we went to maternal fetal medicine and learned that he had suffered a stroke that did not allow his brain to develop. We were told it seemed unlikely that he would be able to survive on his own once he was born.
Four days later we were sent to see another maternal fetal medicine doctor. We were admitted to the hospital immediately after the appointment and had a c-section a couple hours later. To everyone’s surprise Tyler came out crying. The following day he started having very frequent seizures which required us to spend the next six weeks in the NICU.
Coming home from the hospital was one of the hardest and best things. The best part was finally having our family back together, as we missed our two-year-old greatly. However, losing the amazing team of nurses, doctors, respiratory therapists, and pharmacists was overwhelming.
Tyler hasn’t met any of his developmental milestones. The only time he has cried was the day he was born. He requires oxygen most of the time. He takes some bottles by mouth but the remainder of the bottles go through his NG tube. Doctors have told us that he will probably never walk or talk.
We have recently discovered Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and believe this treatment could be crucial for Tyler’s healing and development. In many cases, HBOT has improved the client’s fine and gross motor skills, thinking (cognition), physical healing, seizure control and cortical vision impairment. We’ve recently learned that there is a facility right here in Northwest Ohio that we can go to called Sara’s Garden.
We were so inspired to try Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy after hearing the story of a child that laughed for the first time after a session of HBOT. We just want to see Tyler’s smile. If there is any chance that after doing this we would be able to see Tyler’s smile and hear him laugh we would be forever grateful.
Unfortunately, in the United States insurance companies do not recognize HBOT as being therapeutic for the treatment of stroke and traumatic brain injuries and therefore will not cover the cost for treatments. That is why we could really use your help. HBOT for Tyler is only $100 per treatment at Sara’s Garden. However, since our plan is for him to receive at least 40 HBOT treatments 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 it would help reduce our overall expenses greatly. 100% of the funds received go into an account in Tyler’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 Tyler’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 link below.
We believe Sara’s Garden to be the next step that God is directing us in as the therapies that they provide will aid in Tyler’s development and healing process.
Thank you so much for considering to support Tyler’s treatments at Sara’s Garden!
Phil, Haley, Kylie and Tyler Senn
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.