Monday, August 20, 2012
Rural TV Feature on Bryson and Donation Information!
Well, the night we have all been waiting for has finally arrived! My little man got his 5 minutes of fame on Rural TV (RFDTV) which is a farm and ranch channel on Dish Network. They featured his recent barrel race event (Barrels 4 Bryson) on the last five minutes of the show. This event was held to raise money for Bryson's next sem cell treatment and will be an annual event. They put the segment together very quickly, so there was no interview and not a lot of information was given about Bryson, but they did show pictures of him and they showed a couple of runs from the race. I wish they had told Bryson's story, but they did at least give the web address to this blog spot, so maybe a few people will read his story and find out a little more about this special little boy we all love and adore! I want to thank Dr. Wes Williams, Merck, Adequan and Platinum Performance for sponsoring this event! We raised a ton of money for Bryson's next stem cell treatment and we appreciate it so much. We can't wait to get back to Nova Cells Institute in Mexico to get his second treatment because he is doing so well from the first one. Bryson has made HUGE improvements since he had stem cell treatment! His balance is better, his core strength is better, his appetite and eating habits are better and he's gained weight and grown a mile, he is moving toes, feet and legs now, his bladder and bowel issues are getting better and he is not having to take so many medications, he is crawling on his hands and knees, and he is walking with braces and a walker now! These are all things that are truly amazing and we thank God first and foremost for His healing and placing those stem cells where they need to be and we thank Nova Cells for providing those cells to our little guy so he can have his dream of walking become a reality. Bryson will go back to Mexico in February or March of next year for his second treatment. I will be looking for an intensive physical therapy program for him to get enrolled in before we go back for the second treatment. These programs are so very expensive, so our fundraising days aren't over yet! A two week to four week program costs anywhere from $7,000 to $13,000. Yikes! We also need a very expensive ($26,500) piece of therapy equipment for our home that we are still trying to raise money for. We are just having faith and knowing that God will provide! If anyone wants to donate to Bryson's fund, I have information on how you can donate right here to the right side of this blog. Anyone can donate by making a check payable to Warrior Families Beating Spina Bifida Foundation for Bryson Chailer. This foundation is a non-profit foundation that was founded by myself and another mom and every donation is tax deductible. Our foundation will be helping others with spina bifida by granting money for alternative therapies and therapy programs, equipment, stem cell treatment, etc. Check out our website at www.warriorfamiliesbeatingspinabifida.org. If anyone would like to sponsor an event for Bryson or for the foundation, you can contact me at 903-268-2998 or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org God is doing a might work in Bryson and this little boy is such a testimony! He is such a joy and he truly touches the lives and hearts of everyone he meets. I am so proud of him and I am so blessed to be his mom. He has come so far in his battle with spina bifida! I want to say thank you to God and to every single person who has ever donated to his fund in any way. You all have made a profound difference in the life of a little boy of wants to walk so badly. We still have a long road ahead of us, so please keep spreading the word so we can keep the donations coming in! We will forever live by the word of God that says, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" BRYSON WILL WALK!!!!!!!!
Posted by Kara Underwood at 8:27 PM