|Type of Gift||Fun Items|
|Diagnosis||Cerebral palsy and seizures|
|Gift Requested||Family trip to Disney|
|Price of Gift||$5,000.00|
Why we requested this gift
My child will be grateful for anything, but she really loves Disney characters. Just a day for them to be kids and not have to worry about tomorrow. A 5-year-old should not be worrying about home how my parents are going to pay the bills or think that we’re going through this situation because of their health. I just like my child to be a child and do something that I will never be able to do for them. She is an outgoing person and she tries her best to do everything she can. She tries to not let her disability affect her or stop her. My family and her will be grateful for anything/ This took a lot out of me as I’m a very private person to ask for a little bit of help to make a special day for my child, but I know my child is well deserved it because she is a special little girl to us as she is my miracle baby and I have a 3-year-old that is a special need child too and my husband faces problems himself so I have my hands full.
Hi my name is Linda Turner I am 27 years old I would like to tell you a little bit about my family. Me and my husband thought we couldn’t have kids. Growing up we were both told we couldn’t have kids. We were both raised in a broken home and when I got with my husband I didn’t know that I was stepping in to something I didn’t know as our time together went by I found out that my husband had some issues of his own as he has schizophrenia, multiple personalities, PTSD, and bipolar, but I still loved him. He told me that I can leave and that he was used to everybody leaving him. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into, but I was not going to give up on him like everybody else did because that’s the only thing we both knew was people giving up on us. So, we fell in love and I got pregnant with my first child and she was born February 27th, 2018, and her name is Hazel. I delivered her at 34 weeks as we were both in high risk. She stayed in the NICU for 2 weeks and in those two weeks I became very depressed as I was driving with the C-section every day to see my child. She finally got discharged March the 7th and we were so happy to have her home as we were both new parents. A couple months into this journey we noticed my daughter will not use her left side. I kept on telling the doctor something was wrong with my child, but they didn’t think nothing of it. Finally, after she turned one, they seen that nothing was changing, and they finally sent her to Kennedy outpatient where they did some tests and found out she had a hole in her right side of her brain that affects her left side they diagnosed her with cerebral palsy. A slight of it that affects her left hand, and then at the age of three she got diagnosed with seizures but that did not stop there. I found out I was pregnant again with a little boy and he was born December the 5th 2019. He was born at 34 weeks, and he stayed in the NICU for 3 weeks. As I thought everything was fine he got diagnosed with l1 and l2 damage and his neck that is not straight and he might have a little bit of down syndrome. As my husband and my kids have health issues I am the only one that is working, so I don’t have a normal job. I work maybe 10 to 15 hours a week as I’m always going to therapies, doctor’s appointments, or standing by them when they’re having an issue. Sometimes I ask myself why was I chosen to live this battle, but I don’t give up even though it’s hard on me. We struggle financially and I have went everywhere pretty much in Dalton to get help every month. I’m paying my bills; my daughter is 5 years old never been nowhere as we know we are not financially able to and to be honest I really would like to meet other families that are going through similar things as I am to get a little bit of support as I feel as I am alone. But three things we would like to wish for maybe it’s going on a vacation somewhere or like my child says a surprise we will be very greatly appreciated and happy for thank you so much.