Samee is a 12 year old girl with cerebral palsy and pervasive developmental disorder. She lives with her mother and twin sister. Their home was recently burglarized and their computer taken. Mom would like to purchase an HP TouchSmart computer to replace the one stolen. The TouchSmart will allow Samee to use the computer without having to use a mouse as it can be driven by touch alone. It also has many features which would help Samee progress. Mom works for the WCSD and received a 15 percent discount. Total price of $1,184.00 was Approved.
Brandon is a nine year old boy with multiple physical ailments who also needs orthodontia. Both parents are unemployed and have many health issues as well. There is no insurance to cover Brandon’s orthodontia and the estimate is $5,500.00. For Kids approved the application and are hopeful of a discount from the orthodontists.
Elisa is a 15 year old girl who was born with facial palsy. Reconstruction of her face was started last year, but requires three surgeries, each with an out-of-pocket cost of $10,000.00. The family's insurance will pay $45,000, but Mom and Dad are struggling to pay the copayment. For Kids approved $5,000.00 and enlisted the help of the Give Hope Foundation to provide 75 percent of the needed up front cost.
Lila is a two year old baby diagnosed with hypotonia and possible cerebral palsy. She is developmentally delayed and still has not started walking. Mom has requested assistance with leg braces that will help with her balance and stability. They are custom fit and the insurance will not cover the $1,858.00. cost. With a 30 percent discount from Acadian Rehab, For Kids approved the braces for $1,385.57.
Maria is a 10 year old girl who would like to participate in the Kids' University program at UNR this summer. Unfortunately, her family does not have the funds to send her. For Kids approved her $390.00 application so that she could take advantage of the educational opportunities this program offers.
Tracey is a 16 year old cancer survivor who requires extensive dental work and orthodontia. She started cancer treatment at two years of age and those treatments have had serious side effects. An initial estimate for her dental work is $20,000.00. $5,000.00 was approved to assist Tracey with these expenses. With generous discounts from Pitts Orthodontia, and assistance from other charities, Tracey is on her way to a beautiful smile.
Randy is a three year old boy suffering from juvenile xanthogranuloma, a cancer-like disease that attacks different areas of the body. In Randy's case, his airway was affected. The disease is treated with chemo, delivered at Children's Hospital in Oakland at an out-of-pocket cost of $500.00 per treatment. He needs four more treatments. Dad lost his job last year, so the extra $2,000.00 needed for Randy's treatments is out-of-reach. For Kids approved the application to help Randy battle this terrible disease.
Brenden is a nine year old boy who has Marfan's syndrome. He needs an orthodontic device to help relieve the overcrowding of his teeth. Although the family has insurance, dental work is not covered. The dentist provided a 25 percent discount, and For Kids approved the balance of $1,311.00.
Gracie is a 2 1/2 year old child suffering from an undiagnosed neurological disease. Her family has asked for help with a $9,000.00 physical and occupational therapy program in California. They have raised almost $6,000.00 themselves, but need help with the last $3,000.00. For Kids provided that help.
Stevie is a 12 year old boy who is severely mentally retarded, blind, has restrictive lung disease, is fed with a G-tube and is wheelchair bound. His foster mother asked for $2,000.00 for a "Chill Out Chair" to give him some comfort at home. There are two other special needs children in the home. Although Dad works, mom stays at home to care for the children. Insurance does not cover the cost of the chair and the family does not have the funds to pay for it. For Kids approved the application.