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Kristin Beedy

Spfld, OH

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We are a family of 5 with two amazing boys who have cerebral palsy. Our oldest, Tyler was born premature at 24 weeks. Due to his prematurity he developed IVH (invtraventricular hemorrhage) which lead to his cerebral palsy and he is blind due to retinopathy of prematurity. He is non-verbal and due to his CP he is in a wheelchair. Tyler has had to many surgeries in his life to count but he is always so happy and the littlest things can make him laugh for hours. He is an amazing boy and he has taught us so much, we are so lucky to have him. Our middle child, Alden, has cerebral palsy as well. He has the amazing ability to make you fall in love with him within minutes of meeting him. He will talk your ear off if you let him. Due to his CP he is in a wheelchair as well, but he doesn’t let that hold him back. He is always thinking up something new he wants to be when he grows up, which range all the way from a famous artist to a pro baseball player. He is always into something and keeps us on our toe’s. As the boys get older it is getting harder and harder to transport them. This van would be an absolute blessing to our family.