If you’re a parent or spouse supporting someone with special needs, we know you have more than enough on your plate. Let us help. We can help you locate and secure funds to improve your family’s life.
SPECIAL NEEDS EQUIPMENT
Throughout the year we work to help families obtain life enhancing equipment that medicaid or their insurance can’t (or won’t) help them receive.
THE FOUNDATION’S INSPIRATION
Mikayla Wisher was diagnosed with Aicardi Syndrome at 2 ½ months. Her parents were told that she would not be able to walk or talk and she wasn’t expected to live past the age of 1. Mikayla suffered reoccurring bouts of pneumonia 44 times by age 5. To this day, Mikayla fights to stay alive. This foundation was inspired by and dedicated to Mikayla Wisher. Like her, we want to help other families make sure their child or adult with special needs gets the quality of life they deserve.
Aicardi Syndrome affects very few people worldwide. This rare disorder is thought by doctors and researchers to result from a defect on an X chromosome. In the early stages of Aicardi, tissue that connects the left and right sides of the brain becomes underdeveloped or even absent causing a cascade of biological consequences, many of which are severe and life threatening.