After a chance encounter in a hospital waiting room, Hannah came to learn about Team Luke Hope for Minds and their resources and financial assistance for families like her own. Following some initial research, and urging by her own mother, Lawson’s mom reached out to Team Luke Hope for Minds for support. Lawson was born almost a year ago and shortly after his birth, he started to experience symptoms that doctors attributed to an infection. After his health began to rapidly deteriorate, he was moved to another hospital where it was determined that he had suffered a brain injury. Doctors were unable to pinpoint exactly when or why his injury occurred, but his family began to navigate the journey that is caring for a child with a brain injury. Hannah started looking into therapy options for Lawson and ultimately requested financial assistance from Team Luke Hope for Minds to pay for some of his Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. TLHFM was able to provide that financial assistance which freed up funds for Lawson’s family to stay in New Orleans during his therapy sessions. Lawson’s mom shared, “As a family we are very grateful to Team Luke Hope for Minds. Just the fact that they were able to provide financial support when we were going though such a difficult time. That is one of the last things you want to think about, the financial aspect. But it is something you have to deal with”. As a result of his hyperbaric treatments, Lawson was able to rest more, started eating better and subsequently started gaining weight and even smiled for the first time. When asked about Team Luke Hope for Minds, Hannah said, “It is a great resource more than just the financial aspect. You can find other families who have gone through the same thing as you and you can reach out to each other and support one another and talk to someone who actually understands what you are going through”.
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