Welcome to Send Claire!!
Claire Cox is the 3 year old daughter of Michelle & Richard Cox of Knoxville, TN.
Claire suffered a stroke before birth in the Left Hemisphere Parietal and Temporal lobes resulting in the inability to use her right side of her body but mostly affecting the right arm and fine motor control of her right hand.
Treatments for Claire:
Claire has undergone 3 umbilical cord stem cell treatments in Mexico under the care of Dr. Fernando Ramirez- at the cost of $18,000 per treatment. She began walking 2 weeks after the first treatment.
Luckily, Claire is one of few that has been accepted to a one of a kind, world-renowned program at University of Alabama, Birmingham. The AQUIREc program will cast her left "good" arm, training her brain to use and recognize her right arm. She undergoes therapy 6 hours a day for 21 days.
With the help of family and friends, Claire attended her first session of ACQUIREc in October 2010 she advanced from 5% usage to 23% usage of her arm. Claire's 2nd treatment program at AQUIREc took place in May- June 2011 and continued to work on her finger grasp. May 2012 Claire travelled to the program for the third time. She is now controlling her index finger 75% of the time and improvements in decreased hand fisting. Plans are attending 5 times before 5 years old.
Her 4th session is May 2013.
Ways to Help Us Raise Money for Medical Expenses
1. An account is set up at all Regions Banks for Claire. Just ask for "Michelle and Claire Cox" account. (There were two Claire Renee Cox' in the Regions system)
2. The PAYPAL button at the top of the page
3. Donations can be sent directly to ACQUIREc:
c/o Mary Rebekah Trucks
CH-19, Room 307
1530 3rd Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35205
Make check payable to "AQUIREc"
Please add a small letter requesting that your donation go to Claire Cox. Unfortunately these donations are no longer tax deductable.
Please help our happy, little Claire to gain her maximum potential and spread the word about Pediatric Strokes!