Six year old Aidan Wright suffered an anoxic brain injury from an accidental drowning in February 2008, just a few days before his 2nd birthday.
As a result, Aidan is completely non-verbal and non-ambulatory, has cortical blindness, and is fed via g-tube. He also requires total care from his parents and nursing staff at home.
Aidan is lucky enough to have most of his medical expenses covered; however, insurance does not pay for a variety of therapies and equipment that would be beneficial for Aidan's long-term progress and care.
Aidan’s dad, Russell, works full-time. His mom, Erin, stays home to care for Aidan and his two younger siblings while also operating a small craft business to help contribute to the family’s income.
Despite their hard work it is usually only enough to cover their immediate bills and needs with nothing left over to put towards the expensive therapies and equipment they so desperately want to provide for their son.
We are asking for donations to help this family provide their son with the best care and opportunity to make progress in his recovery from this terrible accident.
Funds raised from this event will go towards various therapies and equipment to help aid in Aidan’s continued progress. Some of these include:
- hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- stem cell therapy (umbilical)
- adaptive equipment and technology
- visual stimulation equipment
Aidan is an amazing little boy and a true fighter. He’s not the same little boy he once was, but he has a definite strong personality and light about him. He is an inspiration to his parents, family, and many who know him.
The family has a blog (http://www.prayforaidan.com) and Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/PrayForAidan) where they try to raise Drowning and Water Safety Awareness to prevent other children and families from having to experience what they have gone through and live with every single day.
Any amount you can contribute would be a huge help, and we ask that you please share this by passing it along to your family and friends, and please always remember to “keep kids safe near water”.