Good Day Everyone! Our little hero named Zach Martin, is 4 years and 5 months old, he was diagnosed with autism last November 2020. He was born with cleft palate but with the God's grace we are able to send him to a foundation where his operation was charged for free. Until now, he is unable to communicate and as a mother I am very torn inside because ever since I wanted to hear my son call me "Mama". Zach is a very smart toddler, he finds way to get what he want he's a good climber, a reader as he loves opening books that has large and colored pictures. He loves music so bad that he couldn't sleep without a background music. However, deep inside I know that my little boy needs to unlock more of his capabilities. Autism spectrum disorder is a complex developmental condition that involves persistent challenges in social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication, and restricted/repetitive behaviors. but once they are treated properly given the right attention and therapy they will excel in one particular aspect in their life either music, sports, numbers and etc.
As Zach gets older he's becoming more violent by biting anyone that does not give him what he want and its heart breaking for me, I could not bring him out because his very hyper and his behavior is uncontrollable. Not to mention that I am raising my son alone. I worry constantly if zach would ever got the chance to speak or could interact with his fellow toddlers. I want my son to be normal or if not at least he could handle himself independently so that when I'll be gone, he will know how to take care of himself.
In our city, only one hospital offers therapy that can help zach enhance his skills and control his behavior. However it is very expensive. He was referred to an occupational therapist twice a month, behavioral therapy thrice a week and to developmental pediatrician which is located outside our city. I was advised those kind of therapy can have the best effect when given to children at an early age so it's vital I get Zach the help he needs as early as possible.
I am reaching out from the bottom of my heart for help to get my Zach the help he needs. Any amount of donation will do no matter how small it will mean so much for zach, if you can't donate please just raise awareness by sharing Zach's campaign. This is not just all about my little hero but also to spread awareness and information to all parents out there who are experiencing the same thing. We got a very talented and special kid, we just need to help them unlock their strengths.
Thank you again for all your support. I promise to keep you updated on Zach's progress.
God bless you!!