“Josiah is our sunshine.”
With bright eyes like that and cheerful cheeks, it’s easy to see how Josiah would brighten up anyone’s day! The challenges of feeding issues, undergoing surgery at 15 months old to get his G-Tube followed by complications that left him in the hospital for 4.5 weeks, most of us may have lost that sparkle. Not sweet Josiah! Although still challenged with reflux issues, development delays and brain damage, Josiah continues to bring his sweet personality and charming ways to his family every day.
“He has taught us many lessons and has blessed our home! Ever since we had Josiah and he has struggled with development and feeding and other things, it made me realize that I took healthy children for granted! The Bible says “we are fearfully and wonderfully made…” We truly are!
Now I would like to express my great thanks and appreciation to you for all you done to help our family! Words can’t express how we felt when we received your letter saying you would pay for his G-tubes and drainage bags. We felt a big burden being lifted. Thanks so very much!”
“My sweet angel, Arica”
Cerebral Palsy is a physical disability that affects movement and posture. It is the most common physical disability in childhood with several combinations of challenges and severity. Various parts of the body can be affected, there are various functioning levels of gross motor skills, manual abilities are affected, and there are several motor types which relate to which portion of the brain has been affected. A diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy can be overwhelming, scary, upsetting, and confusing. A positive support network and a realization that goals can be achieved helped Arica’s family take hold of life and move forward towards a bright future.
“Thank you so much for all your help. It means so much to us that there are people like you and an organization like the Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity. The amount of support and love we have received since our daughter, Arica, was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy has really helped us to keep hope and see the world as a place full of loving, dedicated people.
I don’t feel alone in this anymore and thanks to your help, along with numerous others, my daughter’s future is bright and limitless!
Here is a picture of my perfect angel, Arica, who, by the way, can now sign her name with a letter A! All on her own!
Thank you all again, immensely”
“We are so grateful to have you”
One of the scariest six letter words in the English language is cancer. When you’re sitting in a doctor’s office discussing the health of your child and the word cancer comes out of the doctor’s mouth, it can make your ears ring for an eternity. The questions, the concerns, and the fears may all seem insurmountable and completely overwhelming. After the diagnosis, there’s the prognosis, and the treatment plan, and the medications, and the therapies, and the transportation expenses, and the “why us, why now, why my child?” Demi and her family had to navigate the whirlwind that comes with a cancer diagnosis which also includes being reminded there are good people in the world who want to help in times of need.
“We thank you for your kindness, thoughts and care for this family. With you, we had hopes that there’s people out there who do care for us in this time of need. With the financial help you gave to us, it really lessened our stress. We are so grateful to have you.
From the bottom of our hearts…..again…..thank you so much.
God bless you always.”