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Jenifer Wilford

Fundraising for Nathan B's Freedom Concepts Adventurer

Nathan outgrew his first bike, which helped him gain the strength and endurance to walk. After a shunt malfunction in 2018, he has lost his ability to walk. Nathan is in need of a bike to hopefully allow him to regain independence. Even if he can't walk again, he LOVES being outside. Riding a bike brings him such joy! 

Nathan outgrew his first bike, which helped him gain the strength and endurance to walk. After a shunt malfunction in 2018, he has lost his ability to walk. Nathan is in need of a bike to hopefully allow him to regain independence. Even if he can't walk again, he LOVES being outside. Riding a bike brings him such joy!

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Nathan won!

Nathan won the bike!!! Thank you everyone!!! 🚴‍♂️

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Nathan loves swings... the higher, the better. This was taken a short while before his brain was perilous

Inpatient with shunt malfunction. God is good!

Tomorrow is the end of voting. Regardless of the votes, we are thankful for every person who voted, cared & contributed! We are blessed beyond measure, God's plan for Nathan is a journey that I am humbled to be a part of. We will keep everyone updated about the bike, we prayerfully hope to have pictures of him riding a bike again. More of Nathan's journey can be followed at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/481577289018612/

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Indoor Skydiving with Dreams Come True!

Thank you so much to everyone who is voting and sharing! It means so much to our family! Nathan has a strong spirit, he is determined to walk again. As his mom, I try to help him succeed... this bike would be essential to him achieving walking again!

18mo old

This is how out gift from God came into our lives. Nathan's birth was far from what parents envisions... At 30wks inutero his heart rate was non-reactive and a few days later his Dr found the hydrocephalus on the ultrasound. At the time, I had no idea what hydrocephalus was, but I knew what blood on the brain looked like. My Dr sent me home and told me to come back in a week. Due to the brain bleed, we headed to the hospital where our oldest daughter was born. After arriving, they delivered Nathan by emergency c-section in less than 90min from when we arrived. Due to a condition called Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenic (NAIT), Nathan's platelet count was 9,000! Your platelet count should be between 150,000 to 400,000. Platelet counts under 50,000 you risk bleeding & death, under 20,000 is considered to be imminent death. Because his platelet count was so low, he had a major brain bleed inutero and again at 7wks. Now you know how Nathan's birth & survival were miracles, it may help you understand how resilient he is and what a blessing & miracle his life is! A quick explanation of NAIT (Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia): A mother and father with differing platelet genotyping typing get pregnant (in our case, I have the rare HPA-1b/b typing). The mother's immune system then recognizes the father's genotyping (passed in part onto the baby) as a foreign body and develops antibodies to attack the baby's platelet. The mother's antibodies cause the baby to have a low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) which can lead to intracranial hemorrhage (bleed on the brain), stroke, bruising, petechiae and even death. NAIT is similar to Rh Disease (when mother has negative blood typing), but unlike Rh Disease there is no routine testing for NAIT.

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Fundraising Progress
$150 raised of $3,000 goal
 

Recent Donations

$20.00
1. Angela Healy
My grandfather tried to get me a three wheel bike as I child. I do this in honor of him. I hope he can gets it and rides. PLEASE post pictures in the group. God bless your family....
$20.00
2. Tara Phelan
$25.00
3. Sonia M. Voigt
4. Lori L Keeney
5. Mary Mill
6. Diana Harris