Many of you have followed our family struggle with our son Berlyn and his Autism. We have our good days and our bad days. Some days, the tantrums are out of control and he screams and scratches at his ears and face when he has a sensory over-load and lately he has started rocking again when he gets anxious. On his good days, he speaks well and asks a ton of questions. He brain is over processing.
He is high-functioning with PDD (Pervasive Development Disorder). In October, he finally wrote his name and that was something that his doctor said may never happen. SO, we are thrilled that between all of our hard work at home and in the classroom where he gets much needed one-one-one, he is succeeding.
We have been struggling getting him any therapists since our state health insurance was cut because our income was $0.17 too much a month. Insurance was too high for us to buy through Larry’s work. We are back to square one with that.
Our name was given to Horses with H.E.A.R.T., a local non-profit company in Chino Valley to get some therapy for him. This is not just any therapy, this is a horse riding program for special needs. Our goal is to raise $600 to pay for Berlyn’s lessons. $600 pays for the entire years worth of lessons for him (24 group lessons)
My sister Jen and I are are taking Berlyn to a bowl-a thon on Feb 11 along with a few of our friends to raise money for Berlyn and Horses with H.E.A.R.T.
Any size donation will help get him involved in this amazing program If you can, please donate $5 or $10. Checks can be made out to Horses with H.E.A.R.T and write Berlyn – BAT (for bowl-a-thon) in the memo line. (mail checks to Horses with H.E.A.R.T, PO Box 2427, Chino Valley, AZ 86323 or take them by Mazy’s in Chino Valley anytime before Feb 8th). If you do mail a check, please send us an email so that we can mark you down on our list of his goal.
Horses with H.E.A.R.T
You can also donate online through PayPal and I will get your name on our list. (paypal email is firstname.lastname@example.org). All donations over $10 will receive a receipt for their 2012 taxes that will be mailed right after the Bowl-a-thon.
Donations need to be in on or before Feb 8th for Berlyn to get credit.
Here is more information on Horses with H.E.A.R.T
We thank you so much for your support in this for our AMAZING son!