Be an Angel, Help a Child
Are you passionate to make a difference in the life of a child? Be An Angel is. They focus on improving the quality of life for children with multiple disabilities or profound deafness. Be an Angel not only provides equipment and services, but has special programs like their Christmas giving, respite care, camp experiences and even a 9-hole mini golf course!
Be An Angel Changes the Lives of Kids with Disabilities
Their philosophy and mission statements say it all:
We believe that children are the heart and soul of humanity and that they represent all that is good within us.
We can help children with multiple disabilities or profound deafness experience life at their fullest potential, by providing needed adaptive equipment and select services.
For a glimpse of what they do, just take a look at the children and families they have helped and the impact it has on their lives.
Favor's New Hearing Aids Make the Difference
Favor is an auditorily impaired nine-year-old little girl with a bilateral moderately severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. She had no hearing aids of her own and only wore loaners during school hours. Favor is being raised by her 19-year-old sister who dropped out of college to assume family responsibilities when their father died. Be An Angel purchased hearing aids for Favor so that her life and the life of her sister, who is one special young lady, might be greatly improved and their future might look a little brighter.
Beau's New Wheelchair Keeps Him Engaged
Beau is a child born with cerebral palsy who is also blind. He relies on his other senses to stay engaged and while he cannot walk or move independently, he has a desire to be part of the group. Beau's wheelchair takes him from place to place, however he requires full support of an adult once out of his chair. But he was getting too big for his mom to hold safely and needed a specialized chair to support his head and trunk in a comfortable position. Thanks to the generous donors of Be An Angel, Beau has gained independence in the simple task of sitting. He is experiencing an improved quality of life which in turn impacts the family.
Allison's New Hearing Aids Facilitate Speech
Allison is a six-year-old little girl who was in need of replacement hearing aids. Her previous hearing aids were five years old, and one was broken and in dire need of repair. Allison communicates using oral English, and her hearing aids have given her good access to speech. However, now that Allison is only able to utilize one working hearing aid, her speech is harder to understand when there is additional background noise. Through the kindness of benefactors, Be An Angel has been able to provide Allison with the recommended hearing aids.
Adrian's New Adaptive Trike Improves Physicality
Adrian is a 15-year-old boy diagnosed with spasticity, cerebral palsy and seizure disorder. His past diagnoses include unspecified delays in development, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, Lymphadenitis and cortical dysplasia. Adrian has never walked or stood on his own. He can only stand with his mother's or a caregiver's help. Be An Angel purchased an adaptive trike which has helped to prevent progression of his lower extremity contractures. It has also optimized his bone integrity, cardiovascular health and improved his overall interaction with others. Life is a little more joyful, not quite as painful, and a lot more hopeful.
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