Help Marios Get Autism Early Intervention Therapy

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Marios needs your Help!! he needs Autism Intervention Therapy as soon as possible to have a better start at life....

This is his story. He's a micro preemie born at 26 weeks and 3 days. and fought 110 day in the NICU to come home to me... he weighed just 970 grams and has overcome so much including cranial surgery due to scaphocephaly.

I noticed that as he grew that something wasn't right with his development, as at 19 months he has yet to speak and he doesn't play with other children i was so worried that i had him seen by a specialist child development doctor. The news was as i feared he has been preliminary diagnosed as having many cognitive delays and has limited interests, he has been placed in a high risk category for autism as well as having general developmental delays.

The specialist strongly suggests that he starts early intervention therapy and that the best results for him to live a manageable life would be the early start denver model therapy.


Research has shown that early intervention can improve a child's overall development. Children who receive autism-appropriate education and support at key developmental stages are more likely to gain essential social skills and react better in society.
ASDF Autism Spectrum Discord Foundation


And here we get to why we need your help. i'm a ex-pat and live and work in Greece. The health insurance system here doesn't cover therapy for autism completely, actually the amount given to parents for therapy doesn't even cover one sixth of the costs. This is because he hasn't been given a diagnosis yet as he's still only 19 month actual (16 month adjusted because of prematurity). The small amount of benefits given to parents doesn't start to be paid until 4 months after the therapy starts.

I have been told that we shouldn't wait because it will only be detrimental for Marios but the amount that I have been quoted (€800 euros a month) would mean that it would be impossible for me to provide this therapy for him and live, even though i work full time.

Please help me give Marios the therapy he needs. It would mean so much to me and to him. He's such a happy little boy and loves everyone, he's fought so hard through everything and i'm sure with your help he'll be a little warrior for you all too.

Alpha Bank - Lynsey s Clark - GR9801401680168002340016625

Fundraising Team

  • Lynsey Sue Clark
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  • Campaign Owner
  • Michelle Clark
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  • Auntie Michelle

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 26, 2021
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  • Evaggelia Petrinoli
  • Donated on Feb 26, 2021
€20.00
  • Ray Strathern
  • Donated on Dec 17, 2020
  • Hope this helps. Merry Christmas, and send us your address, and you'll get a Christmas card next year. When this covid thing is over, we'd love to come visit you and your son. Stay safe. Ray and Christine

€500.00
Jan 02

1 year in

Update posted by Lynsey Sue Clark at 10:50 am

A new year and a new Marios. Thank to all of your help. Mario has made great progress. Slow at times and tiring for the little hero of this story but progress has been made. He's yet to speak but has started to copy sounds and has formed a way. . . . .

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12 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Oct 26, 2021
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  • Evaggelia Petrinoli
  • Donated on Feb 26, 2021
€20.00
  • Ray Strathern
  • Donated on Dec 17, 2020
  • Hope this helps. Merry Christmas, and send us your address, and you'll get a Christmas card next year. When this covid thing is over, we'd love to come visit you and your son. Stay safe. Ray and Christine

€500.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Dec 09, 2020
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Dec 04, 2020
€30.00
  • Adriana Jimenez
  • Donated on Nov 30, 2020
  • Best of luck to Mario and his family!! <3

€50.00
€50.00
  • Iain Strathern
  • Donated on Nov 27, 2020
  • I really hope this helps, but do let me know if more is needed. Both Elaine and I really hope this therapy does help. We are cheering for Marios!

€150.00
  • Ray and Christine Strathern
  • Donated on Nov 27, 2020
€300.00
  • John Griffiths
  • Donated on Nov 24, 2020
€100.00
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