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Team Apraxia

Thank you for visiting Team Apraxia's fundraising page!

All of the money that Team Apraxia raises will go directly to children with Apraxia in the Greater Cincinnati area!

 

 
 
Meet BB4K Kid Cohen

Four-year-old Cohen attended preschool part-time this past year and he absolutely loved it.  He is an animal lover, is train-obsessed, a puzzle lover, and loves learning things in general.  He enjoys everything to do with being outdoors as well.

At the age of 17 months, Cohen was diagnosed with Global Developmental Delay and Apraxia of Speech.  He is currently attending private speech and occupational therapy weekly and he is learning so much!  Cohen needs to continue with these therapies in order to further his language development and gross/fine motor skills.  Insurance is not covering these therapy services.

 

Meet BB4K Kid Steve

Steve is a very happy and loveable guy who just happens to have Down Syndrome.  He is very sociable, funny, and polite.  Steve loves making new friends and cheering people up when they are sad.  A big part of his journey has been surprising people with his sheer tenacity to do things such as walking, talking, jumping and hopping on one leg, even when it seemed impossible.  Steve never gave up.  He can also play Uno with the best of players.

Steve was born with Down Syndrome at 32 weeks gestation and weighed only 2.5 pounds.  Due to his early birth and low birth weight, he has a long list of challenges and secondary diagnoses, a few of which include Speech disturbance, apraxia of phonation, language impairment, feeding difficulties, abnormality of gait and obstructive sleep apnea.

 

Steve is a people person and being able to be understood by other children and teachers is critical for his development.  His behavior is also negatively impacted when he can’t be easily understood. 

 

 

Meet BB4K Kid Charlotte!

Six-year-old Charlotte is the happiest child ever and her smile melts everyone’s hearts.  She loves driving her Powerwheel vehicle, playing Go-Fish, riding the bus and going to school.  She gets sad on the weekend when there is no kindergarten.  She and her four-year-old little sister, Lillie, are best buddies.  Because of Charlotte’s struggles, both girls have gained so much compassion and empathy towards others.

Shortly after Charlotte was born, her parents noticed that the shape of her head didn’t seem quite right.  After 6 months of unnecessary helmet therapy for plagiocephaly, it was discovered that she actually had craniosynostosis.  She underwent cranial vault reconstruction at 11 months of age.  During that first year and until she was 4, she was in physical therapy for gross motor delays and at age 2, she started speech and occupational therapy.  At the age of 3, it was discovered that she had apraxia of speech, a speech disorder in which a child’s brain has difficulty coordinating the complex oral movements needed to create sounds, along with Global Developmental Delays.

 

Research shows that children with severe apraxia need therapy four to five times per week in order to make any significant gains.  Charlotte is currently seeing two therapists and she needs this intensive amount of therapy in order to improve her ability to talk and communicate with those around her.

We hope you will consider supporting Steve, Charlotte and other local children with Apraxia through a donation or becoming a part of our team!

 
 

Please send the name of your child with Apraxia to Katie Gregory at katieg@bb4k.org so that he/she can be recognized at the Bubble Blast 4K!

Total Raised

$730.00

of $5,000.00 goal raised
1 of 1
RANK WITHIN TEAM
8 of 224
RANK OVERALL
Meet the Team
Aiden Wedig
$0.00
Angela Hein
$0.00
Cara Wedig
$0.00
Eric Gregory
$0.00
Ethan Gregory
$50.00
Heather Douglas
$0.00
Isabelle Gregory
$0.00
Jake Wedig
$0.00
Jamie Denlinger
$0.00
Jeanne Handorf
$0.00
Jennifer Drumm
$0.00
Jeremy Hein
$0.00
Karen Gregory
$0.00
Kathy Dennison
$0.00
Katie Gregory
$0.00
Kelli White
$50.00
Maddie Douglas
$0.00
Mike White
$0.00
Patrick Hein
$0.00
Tammi Hart
$20.00
Teresa Rowe
$0.00
Virginia Drumm
$0.00
Donors
Pampered Chef
$194.03
16 days ago
Jennifer Drumm
$105.97
16 days ago
Theresa Petersen
$100.00
20 days ago
Anonymous
$50.00
14 days ago
Stacey and Dimitri Loukoumidis
$50.00
8 days ago
Jennifer Barnes
$50.00
5 days ago
Gail Kiehl
$50.00
83 days ago
Zondra C Hall
$30.00
14 days ago
Donna Huber
$30.00
32 days ago
Jennifer Drumm
$25.00
14 days ago