The Kiddie Pool… Help Change Jared’s Life

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About Me

Hi! My name is Jared and I am 13 years old. I was born 16 weeks early at 12 inches long and only weighed 1 pound 9 ounces. Now I'm over 4 feet tall and a little over 70 pounds! My mom says I had a huge growth spurt just this past summer. I think I'll be as tall as her soon!

I was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at age 2. I fought through many surgeries and illnesses and always pulled through. Some of them were very scary but my Mom always prays for me and she knows I can make it through anything!

Even though I can't completely control my muscles and movement, I always try my best. Sometimes it takes me a really long time to learn something but I just need you to be patient with me and have faith in me. I don't talk, but I do communicate in my own way and i understand what you are saying. Those the closest to me can really understand my facial expressions and eye gazes. So even though I don't say anything back to you, or I look away while you talk, please know that I do hear you and i do understand you. Like I said, sometimes my muscles just don't work the way I want them to.

So people always wonder what to surprise me with on my birthday or Christmas or just because. Please know that I appreciate all the thoughtful gifts I get, but one day I would really like to be able to have some fun things like a swing in the backyard or some sensory toys. Even just a safer bed to sleep in because I get a little carried away and roll around a lot in my bed. It's so fun to roll around and freak out Mom and Dad when they see all the mischievous things I do while they are asleep! I'm a's my job to freak them out!

God has blessed me with the most loving family and friends. I appreciate you all! Thank you for visiting my Kiddie Pool page!

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Fun Facts

Fun facts about Jared H.

My favorite colors are...all colors but Mom says I look extra handsome when I wear yellow, orange or green

My favorite hobbies...I love to use my Walker and listen to music. And I like going to the parks that have special swings for me. On especially hot days, I love to play with water either at the beach, in the backyard with the sprinklers, or in a pool! Actually, I love playing with water in any weather!

My Need

My physical therapist, mom, and fitness coaches recommend that I get a Net Swing with Positioning Seat. Not only is it fun, but it helps my vestibular system and will improve my balance. With better balance, I can use my walker better, sit better in my wheelchair, and hopefully one day sit on the couch by myself!

And until I get stronger with my core and better with my balance, the Child Seating Support by Snuggin Go Too will be just the support I need in my wheelchair or car seat. I actually think my mom can make this herself but she gets a bit busy with her 4 kids (yes, 4. Dad is included in that number).

Finally, it would be pretty neat to have a bed with safer sides. I currently have a hospital bed with bars on the side and padding. It's boring. I can't see out of it when the bars are up to protect me. It feels like a hospital and I've managed to get tangled in the safety bars a few times. Remember how I said I like to roll around? Mom is afraid I'll one day roll off the bed so she thinks the Dream Series Standard Size Electric Bed will be a safe option for me. And it has windows so I don't feel trapped. We enter the giveaway contest every calendar quarter for a bed like this, but haven't been chosen yet :(

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