Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Addy Grace vs. Autism

I recently met a little girl named Addy Grace.

Her family came in my shop.
Mom & dad & big sister shopped.
 Addy sat in her stroller, making a noise in her throat.

With any luck, that noise in her throat will become words. 
You see, sweet little Addy Grace has autism, along with other medical issues. 

She was a normal baby, until one of her vaccinations went horribly wrong.

Her mom told me that Addy's health went downhill rapidly.
She became very, very ill with many problems.

You may know that many autistic children don't have the ability to connect.
Eye contact and smiles are not part of the equation.

But as you can see, little Addy is a fighter, and she has her smile back.

She has parents who are doing all they can to help her.
And she has therapists & doctors who are helping her as well.

I started following For the Love of Addy Grace,
a facebook page about her progress.
I encourage you to follow it too.

It's an inspiration to watch her progress.
Look at her above mastering a spoon!

And using a slide all by herself!
She's had lots of milestone moments lately.

They are hoping that noise in her throat is her attempt to talk.
She uses an ipad to communicate now.

Her mama said Addy is very bright.
But it's all locked inside.

Let's pray that soon changes, and she can talk!

Besides prayer, there is another way you can help.

Addy's care is very expensive.
She is currently entered in a contest through Generation Rescue.

If click on the Generation Rescue link, you will see this photo:

If you will kindly click the LIKE button there,
it will count as a vote.
The child with the most votes will win a prize package.
The prize?
Digestive enzymes crucial to Addy's recovery.

A worthy cause, wouldn't you agree?

Again, the link is: Generation Rescue
The last day to vote is October 30, 2013.

A very simple way to help a child, 
and it won't cost you anything but a minute of your time.

Addy with her big sister Abigail.

I'll repeat the facebook link you can follow 
to watch her daily journey:

If you want to help the family with other medical expenses,
you can message Addy's mom Brenda through that page.

Thanks for letting me share Addy's story.

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