A Video By: Free Charity Cars Boosterâ€™s
This is Kaylieâ€Ś Kaylie is 8 years old & only weighs 35 lbs. & is 38 inches tall. 10 months old, an Angel among us.
Kaylie suffered a stroke during birth which left her weakened and has caused difficulty with walking.
2 years old .Trying to speak still no sounds at all.
Kaylie has Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Down Syndrome, Asthma Reactive Airway, Hypothyroidism, Peripheral Pulmonary Stenosis, Peripheral Artery Disease, heart Murmur, Hepatic problems & Laryngotracheomalacia.
She also has enlarged red blood cells which can lead to cancer.
Kaylie is O2 dependent & breathes through a Tracheostomy. She has to use a Nasogastric Tube to eat, which causes difficulty speaking.
Surgery Jan 2012 Her 65th surgery to date since birth!
Kaylie knows American Sign Language and can speak words that most people do not understand and when she signs to people they donâ€™t understand because they themselves donâ€™t know ASL. So she feels trapped trying to communicate with others.
Showing off her van, so proud. July 2011
Kaylie loves everyone no matter who they are or what they have done or not done. Kaylie is the most friendly outgoing child anyone has ever seen. Sheâ€™s always thinking of others & always has a smile to brighten someone's day even when she doesnâ€™t feel well herself.
Feb. 2012 Happily showing off her birthday present from Bobbie a new DVD player.
8 years ago the Doctors said she would not survive but she did and has proven them wrong. Now all she is asking for is a VOICE to share with the worldâ€Ś
2012 Easter photo shoot
Augmentative and alternative communication represents all forms of nonoral speech. Children with speech issues rely on non-verbal communication, either through body language, hand signs or through aided communications systems. Many Special Needs Children use speech generating devices, but are met with different levels of success.
The iPad is giving these children a new form of communication, at an affordable price. Speech Generating Devices can run into the thousands of dollars, but the iPad is comparatively only $499+. The iPad is a great alternative for children with speech challenges and motor control problems, as the iPad is easy to use with its large touch screen and swipe controls.
A Voice For Kaylieâ€Ś
She needs your help! 2012 Easter photo shoot
Written & Produced By: Free Charity Cars Boosterâ€™s Please help Kaylie have a voice. Contribute here: http://charityislove.chipin.com/ipad-forkaylie
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. Ephesians 3:20