Baby Ari is a miracle. She's alive...she's a fighter who continues to defy the odds. It's no wonder~her name means: "Lion of God." This little Angel has had the heart of a lion. It's been a long journey since the near accidental drowning, but with Faith, Hope and lot's of Prayer...another possible miracle may be in the making. It's been a while since I've posted an update. Ari's mom Megan asked me to share the latest information with you regarding her progress.
Please read her post below with the Spirit of Christmas in your heart.
Hello Family and Friends,
Ariella is doing well. She is starting to move her left arm and bring it up half way. We still have high hopes for her. She will soon receive physical and occupational therapy 4 times per week, starting next week. We are excited to hear from her therapists that they too believe she will just WAKE UP! I've heard it before, but 5 1/2 months later, I still love hearing it. It strengthens our hope and faith. Most, if not all of you, have showed your support in so many ways and we are grateful for your help and continued support.
In addition to therapy, we are excited to hear that the medical field has found something that is helping people like Ariella, (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.) People are literally coming out of coma's and walking out the door within a few weeks of treatment. Once we heard about this miracle therapy, we had such a good feeling about it. Will this be the remedy that we've been waiting for? We are very optimistic! Especially after we met with Dr. Underwood, MD & D.O.
When we were in the hospital after the accident, doctors told us, due to the damage, her brain cells (or brain matter), would die off and the body would eventually consume it. We repeated this to Dr. Underwood who said, "The brain doesn't die, it just goes dormant." With this treatment, the idea is to put the body under pressure while pumping 100% oxygen - stimulating growth in the brain and create new blood vessels, causing them to go into tissue they stopped "feeding". Once the "dormant" brain tissue is being fed, it comes back! They can literally help Ari's brain regenerate!!!
Also, once we left the office, my husband, Nathan, turns to me and says, "Megan, do you remember what I blessed her with? I blessed Ari saying her brain was not dead, it was dormant." A wave of chills came over me and I KNEW, this is it. Heavenly Father has lead us to this point for a reason.
Starting at a minimum of 40 treatments, we are looking to raise $3000. If you can help, we would be extremely grateful. Thank you for everything and I hope you all have a Merry Christmas!
- Megan Horne
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~This Christmas make it more about giving than receiving. Be a part of this baby's healing and feel the true spirit and joy of the season. Merry Christmas and God Bless You!
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