Kids Who Can: Josie

Kids Who Can! Meet Josie!

Kids Who Can! Meet Josie!

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 $5,950 Raised So Far!

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Josie Rae Hoffman was born September 14, 2009. When she was born we knew she has a heart defect TAPVR (Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return) and we knew she had abnormalities. While in the NICU at Nationwide Children’s Hospital of Columbus she got a g-tube placed, choanal atresia repair, and double hernia repair. Also finding out Josie has a coloboma, low set crumpled/cupped right ear, hearing loss in both ears. Spine and rib abnormalities and severe scoliosis. Cross-fused kidneys, absent radius bone in her right arm, missing right thumb, overlapping right fingers, platelet storage pool deficiency. She had to go back in January 2010 and had open heart surgery to repair which she did great with and was discharged within a week. On Valentines Day (Feb. 14, 2010) she was admitted while having a heart attack. Josie also has receptive airway disease and has caused her to be on oxygen in the past and doesn’t do well with fall, winter, and spring (causes her problems breathing.) She has had minor things here and there. Then in August 2012 she had her left kidney removed. Then having a rough winter in 2013 having another heart attack. She is now on a c-pap machine at night to help with her airways and lungs we have been told her right lung only functions at 30% and left lung at 70%. And after a few falls learning to get around better has brought on broken bones along with being told she has low bone density.  She struggles with keeping her balance and one little tumble we don’t know what it will do to her.

We are hoping that getting a service dog for her can help her become much more independent and a companion from a friend that wont treat her different like most people do. She needs/deserves to have something that she can call hers, that will always be there for her and help her with things that she struggles to do daily. We think this will help her so much with all her appointments that she gets so anxious about too.

But we need help with donations. No donation is to small!! We need to raise $9,000 please help us/her family give her the gift that a 5 year old should have independence.

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W.A.G.S. 4 Kids

112 E. Center Street

Berea, OH 44017

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Kids In Need: Kaitlynn

W.A.G.S. 4 Kids In Need: Meet Kaitlynn!

W.A.G.S. 4 Kids In Need:
Meet Kaitlynn!

Her eyes were closed when I went to her. Her little body was exhausted and surging with drugs. Had my wife not reacted that day as she did, had paramedics been slower, had a clogged intersection delayed the ambulance a single minute, I might not be writing this. Bless them all that I can.
It’s six years later and our Kaitlynn lives on in medicine’s darkest place known as “the undiagnosed.”You needn’t have a strong imagination to understand her fears: waking alone to seizures in a dark room, or staying in scary hospitals where strangers come in all night to listen to you and jostle equipment.
In a world where you can’t talk, can’t get away, and everything changes without warning, a warm heartbeat pressed against you to you is nice . . . it’s human. If there was one thing that could tie you to reality, one thing you could grip when you’re scared, one thing that was ultimately yours and would love you when nobody else is nearby in the wee hours of the night, you could feel . . . better.
And how do you think a girl who can’t talk, walk, play, or eat for that matter is able to relate to others her age?
That is the worst thing of all. Isolation by difference even on a minor scale can decimate a child’s life, their self-image, and literally change who they are. We don’t have to look far to see the proof, and with Kaitlynn, it’s far from minor.
But there’s hope, and a service dog can unlock her world and create pathways to peer acceptance and emotional support for all she has to endure on a daily basis. It can instantly make her the center of attention and that’s just where she wants to be. What six-year-old wouldn’t want that?
All you’d have to do is look at the gleam in her eye and hear her scream in joy when we mention the possibility of a dog. A dog she could take anywhere: hospitals, therapy, wherever!
We want her to have this more than you know so please, please consider us knowing that Kaitlynn is anxiously waiting her new friend.

 

 

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WOW! THANK YOU! Total Raised: $12,413.73

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Total Raised: $12,413.73
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W.A.G.S. 4 Kids

112 E. Center Street

Berea, OH 44017

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