The Mills Family [North Texas Giving Day 2016]
With the North Texas Giving Day coming up this September 22nd, we wanted to share with you an example of how much of an impact your donations have on the lives of others. All of our donations go directly to helping get care to these children in need, and in a lot of cases the families themselves have overcome great challenges before finding us! One of these instances is the Mills family. Their story is quite remarkable and we are overjoyed to be able to help their sweet son Shane, especially after all his father, Sonny, has done for our country! Shane has autism and has been unable to speak his whole life. His sister is also deaf, and his father, Sonny, is a retired Marine and a disabled veteran. The dad, Sonny, was wounded severely in Fallujah, Iraq by an RPG and forced to retire because of the severity of his injuries As a retired Marine and disabled veteran, the family relies on Tricare for coverage of medical services. Because Sonny is retiree, Shane’s ABA therapy care is not covered by Tricare. As a result, the family faces out of pocket costs of nearly $5,000 a month! They sold their home to pay for the medically recommended ABA treatments for Shane.
We are trying to increase their exposure to different types of therapy. So far, we at Maximum Chances have been able to provide funding for bio medical treatments at The Kotsanis institute for Shane and just approved them for an auditory training program which he will greatly benefit from! These training treatments are to improve his communication skills at home and at school. He still doesn’t talk just yet, but has been increasing his signs. Shane has also been more engaged at school and is starting to do more things for himself. Shane’s father, Sonny, feels that the diet and supplements introduced have been helping too, which is great!
We are doing all we can to help contribute to getting Shane the treatment he needs to thrive. We go through an astounding amount of applications to help families just like the Mills’ and do our very best to get them the help they truly deserve! No amount of help is too small and we, and families like the Mills’ are forever grateful for everyone who helps them.
Here is a little excerpt from their biography Sonny has shared with us.
By contributing to Maximum Chances you are helping all of the families in our program, like the Mills Family, and enabling us to add even more deserving families to the list! Here is the link to our North Texas Giving Day page, where on September 22nd ONLY, you will be able to donate to this link, giving us the opportunity to get bonus funds from NTXGD organization!
If you’d like to help today, you may also donate directly to us via this link – Maximum Chances Donation Page