Local Family Seeking Friendly Farms
Posted in the Dracut Forum
#1 Sep 16, 2013
He surpassed his first birthday, celebrated a second, third and even fourth…not only shocking his doctors, but proving them wrong.
This little boy I am about to tell you about is Matthew. He was born with SMA, Spinal Muscular Atrophy a disease that affects the voluntary muscles used for crawling, walking, head/neck control and swallowing. SMA currently does not have a cure. So, how has he lived well past his bleak prognosis?
“I truly believe one of the reasons Matt has shocked all of his doctors is due to this diet.” Says one of Matthew’s biggest advocates; his mother Courtney.
He’s on a strict one…lead by his loving Mom who has perfected a combination of donor breast milk, vitamins, fresh fruits, and veggies all purchased at local farms and farm stands, yes, including yours. But getting the fresh ingredients isn’t always cost-friendly.
“…honestly, this gets very expensive and is something we may have to cut back on due to his other more pressing needs.”
Cutting back on this young boy’s diet is not an option for his survival. So, what are these precious ingredients you ask?
Here’s Matt's Farm Shopping List:
12 bunches of kale or spinach/month
4lbs pears or peaches/week
3lbs sweet potato/ week
4 bunches celery /month
2 dozen apples/month
2 dozen yellow potato/ month
“These veggies and fruits were specifically chosen for a benefit they provide.” Courtney explains that Matthew’s menu is tailor made, with blood work every six months to insure it’s optimal.
Here’s how you can help!
Help us - help you by becoming Matthew’s Farm. Donate once a week, once a month, once a year or donate your “extras” whenever possible. And you will be considered part of the farm family.
What does becoming Matthew’s Farm mean?
It means you will be not only be doing something good and meaningful, it means you will also get public acknowledgement as Matthew’s sponsor through all social media as well as local media outlets. Matthew has already become pretty popular, as you can imagine.
Join a movement with us. Gather around and become a community that truly helps one another not only survive but thrive.
The rewards are endless.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
"Like" us on Facebook and message us to learn how you can become part of Matthew's Farm.
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