We reached our first goal in a single day! Sacha is going to the NAPA centre
Our first goal was to take Sacha for treatment at the NAPA centre in Los Angeles, which specialises in neurodevelopmental physio and movement therapy for kids with motor difficulties. As movement is a core foundation of learning, our hope is that this will open up the world significantly for him. While we assumed reaching this goal would take weeks, even months, we raised enough to cover the therapy in a single day!
Because we managed to cover it so quickly, we can take the last available slot that NAPA had for the upcoming months, enabling Sacha to get that treatment far earlier than would otherwise have been possible—in November. And as anyone who has read our website will have gathered, we believe earlier is always better for this sort of intervention.
It's an overwhelming and moving experience seeing people come forward—many of whom we didn't even know—with offers of help, right after major news like Sacha's diagnosis. We've seen some astonishing acts of generosity, in time, money and other things. We've wondered at points whether people can really afford what they're offering. Please know that we are profoundly appreciative of what you've contributed—friends, family, distant acquaintances, unknown strangers alike. One gets to experience an odd, rare sense of community when something like this happens.
Since we've managed to achieve this so quickly, we're going to move straight onto our second goal—which seemed overly ambitious only a couple of days ago—and see if we can also cover more cognitive treatment under the Re:Start programme at the Parent Infant Centre in London. So please keep helping to circulate this campaign as widely as possible!
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