We are ecstatic that fund-raising went so well for his first set of passive prosthesis! Because of all the amazing, kind, and generous people who donated we were able to pay for his new arms! Thank you so very much to all of you who supported Jameson and continue to do so!
We are, however, not done. For his next pair we will have to come up with even more money. Depending on how fast he grows he will probably need new arms within the next 4-6 months. After he outgrows this set he will receive at least one Myoelectric arm. This is very exciting because a “Myo” will be 100% functional and operated by Jameson himself, where as his passive set is not. The passive arms have to be manually adjusted for him and the main purpose is to get him “used” to having something on. This is a very important first step in learning to use prosthesis.
The Myoelectric arms are much more expensive, but will ultimately be what helps him function more independently, and allow him to do things he would never be able to do otherwise.
In February we will start phase two on fund-raising. We are kicking it off with a fun evening event called High 5’s and a Thousand Hearts for Jameson hosted by the kind and amazing Michele Kelly! Details for this upcoming event are located at this link https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/385614368196720/?fref=ts
As of now, we have not received an exact amount for the next set, but the estimate is around 50 to 100 thousand dollars if you can believe it?! Insurance will pick up a fraction of that, so as you can see we still have a long way to go.
Thank you again to all of Jameson’s supporters! Keep spreading the word, we could not have gotten this far with out you!!!