At an early age my son Dean has had some medical issues arise. When he was roughly 2 years old after months of enduring pain from UTI's and medical test, he underwent surgery for hydronephrosis in his left kidney. In 2012, after a scary episode of bell's palsy and having an MRI and meeting with specialist, he was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation I and a syrinx. In May of 2012 Dean had to undergo brain decompression to treat his Chiari, Dean has become a success story in overcoming his medical obstacles. Roughly for the past year we have known Dean medically needs braces, and have not been able to afford them, and the only provider to cover medically necessary braces is roughly 3 hours away. It has been difficult financially since 2012, as that time of year Dean's father, my loving husband injured his back at work, and in 2013 he had to undergo 2 back surgeries, and to date is unemployed. I have had to get a 2nd job and work roughly 15 hours a day, which does not give me the opportunity to spend much time with my family, but at the same time I know I am doing my best that I can, providing a roof and food on the table for my family. With that being said I can not afford any additional cost monthly, and we would love any support we can get!
(image 1-Dean's 13 birthday; image 2-Dean getting his 17 stitches out after his surgery; image 3-my little family