Paid 02/02/2020
Self-Sufficiency Grant
Special Needs Children
Urgent Health Care

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

We are so appreciative of your time, thoughtfulness and financial contributions - big and small. There is no way we would have been able to do this ourselves anytime soon. You not only helped us get out of a substantial debt, but cleared a huge blemish from our credit that has been weighing on our shoulders. Getting our son diagnosed was something that was very important to us and put him on a path to improving his physical and mental health. Your kindness is overwhelming and appreciated more than we can express, truly. Thank you for all of your help and for bringing a little good into the world. Thank you.

Our Son Is Autistic. Please Help Us Pay for His Diagnosis So He Can Get the Help He Needs!

My Story:

I am married and a mother to two amazing boys. My 2 year old lights up every room he walks into and is a sweet shy, crazy little thing. Our four year old is bright, energetic and sweet. He also has a sensory-processing disorder that we are 100% sure is autism, and anxiety related to that condition. We do our best to keep our sons active, especially our four year old, because we feel it's important that he participate in regular activities and expose himself to as much of the world as possible. I am a full time student and stay at home parent. My husband works up to 50 hours a week to support us.

Our son has not yet been formally diagnosed with autism because we don't have great health insurance, and our insurance won't cover this diagnosis or kind of treatment. There are many services out there that will help our son once he has a formal diagnosis. The diagnosis is expensive because it involves several days' worth of testing and both physical and psychiatric evaluations, and we just can't afford to have that diagnosis done. We've fought it for almost 2 years now and no one is willing to help or budge on their position, so to date, our son is living in a strange, isolated world he doesn't understand, and there's nothing we can to do help him!

I can't describe how bad it feels to watch your young child suffer and know that you can't do anything about it. I can't stand feeling like that anymore. I'm all out of options, so I'm hoping you'll help us pay for my son's diagnosis. If you can help, you'll literally be changing my son's life, helping him to understand the world, and giving him access to vital services that are just waiting for him, just as soon as he has his diagnosis. Thank you so much for helping my son if you can.

As of 2020-02-02, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.

Application Status Update: On 2020-02-05, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $581.50 to Behavior Therapy Solutions of MN on behalf of this deserving individual.