Mom Turns To Kickstarter For Help With Son’s Cerebral Palsy
Looking for a way to pay for treatment for her son with cerebral palsy, one Oregon mom decided to write a book and turned to Kickstarter.com to fund it. Even she was surprised by the result.
Former journalist Shasta Kearns Moore wrote “Dark & Light: A love story for babies,” after noticing that her 2-year-old twin boys loved simple books with little text and silhouettes rather than intricate illustrations.
The Portland-area mom hoped that the board book could help fund costly therapies that are helping one of her twins, Malachi Millard, who has cerebral palsy.
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Rather than look for a publisher, Kearns Moore started a Kickstarter campaign asking everyday people to pledge money toward publication of the book. She hoped to raise $5,000, but has far surpassed that initial goal.
The campaign, which ends Wednesday, already has over $9,600 pledged from 244 individuals.
“Just having people stand behind us and say, ‘Life dealt you a rough hand, but we’re going to help you make something awesome out of it,’ means more than I can ever express,” Kearns Moore told the Portland Tribune. To read more click here.
Read more stories like this one. Sign up for Disability Scoop's free email newsletter to get the latest developmental disability news sent straight to your inbox.