Hey guys, if any of you can spare even a dollar to help these amazing kids it would be fantastic. These two and their family deserve the moon and back. You couldn’t ask for more amazing kids then them.
(TL;DR Please share this post and the link below and if you can afford it please donate to these amazing little kids that need help with medical and other expenses.)
Let me give you a little back story on this family:
The Upton’s family are the best people you could every meet they are all strongest, most uplifting family I know and I wish I could give them the world and more. They would give you the shirt off their back in a heart beat and give you a place to rest if you needed.
Momma Kim is the most wonderful mom she not only a full-time mom for her four lovely kids ages ranging from 5 year old to 15 year old, but she is also a housekeeper,chief, student, teacher, medical dispenser, sage advice giver, volunteer, taxi driver and artist, Kim home-schools all of her kids. She also there for her kids no matter what and gives all of her world and more everyday.
Their daddy Matt works hard everyday to provide food, clothes, and shelter for all of them. He is a kind man with great big heart. He gets up early everyday to be able to do what he has to do for his family. So that all the dreams can be fulled.
The oldest two are 15 year old twins, Kathrine and Eleanor. They are free spirits of the family most definitely never staying still always growing and learning more. They love their sibling very much.
Little Ms. Annie is a very special little girl and as touched my soul on so many levels it unreal. She is the smartest little girl I know. She could talk up a storm about things you would never think a little girl would think about. She most defiantly going to be a world scholar when she older I can see it now or even an astronaut with her great knowledge about the stars and plants. She bring a smile to everyone’s face.
The special boy we will call Mr. Isaac is a funny and quirk little thing. Living in house of full of girls he sure know how to run things being the man of the house while his daddy is working hard to provide for their humble family. Mr. I loves to play and be outdoors when he not playing Minecraft. If you every need a good laugh he is the one too see.
Know that you know a little bit about each family member read their story and hopeful at least pass this email along and share the link::
After two days of being in pain a few months ago, our son told me that he needed to see a doctor because his stomach hurt intensely. Our wonderful family physician sent us for some further testing, just to make sure it was not appendicitis, and to help him feel better. Little did we know that this would be the beginning of an intense medical journey, which would also come to involve our youngest child as well. Isaac has been diagnosed with Chiari Malformation type 1, and is in the process of learning more about the possibility of tethered cord syndrome. Chiari Malformation Type I (CM) is a neurological disorder where part of the brain, the cerebellum (or more specifically the cerebellar tonsils), descends out of the skull into the spinal area. This results in compression of parts of the brain and spinal cord, and disrupts the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid (a clear fluid which bathes the brain and spinal cord). Along with this, we learned Isaac has hypothyroidism, as well as something going on with his GI system. On top of everything else, he deals with headaches and forgetfulness. Not a week goes by where he does not have some kind of specialist appointment, as well as weekly therapy appointments, and it is taking a toll on our finances. Annie, who was already in various therapies for autism spectrum issues, was also just diagnosed with Chiari Malformation I. However, her situation is more dire, as her cerebellum is “tightly adhered” to her spinal column, and she also has a sizable syrinx (a fluid-filled cavity in the brain stem or spinal column). While Isaac’s issues may not require surgery right now, Annie will need surgery for sure, and the testing process has started. The surgery is a serious one, and involves opening up the skull. Here is a picture of another person with the condition post-surgery:http://lmtorbust.com/wp…/uploads/2010/08/jess-surgery.jpg . If you’d like to know more about the surgery, this is a good site:http://www.mayfieldchiaricenter.com/chiari_surgery.php - See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/upton-family-aid-chiari-i-surgery-and-more/199954#sthash.p9wAYTLy.dpuf
So, even through I can’t give them the world and make thing all better for them, I can share with you their story