This is Logan. He will celebrate his fourteenth birthday soon. Logan is diagnosed as mid-functioning autistic and with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder.
Logan goes to public school, and loves music. Logan always has a keyboard or a child's musical interactive toy with him. But you mustn't sing...Logan's ears simply cannot deal with the vibration of people singing around him. Singing causes him pain and he will cry tearfully, so we don't do that, unless of course we need him to respect a request he's stubbornly refusing to cooperate with. All it takes is to suggest a song and he's in action.
Logan was born legally blind, due to optic nerve hypoplasia, an under-development of the nerves of the eye. Logan's ability to see is quite limited. He compensates as best he can. It seems to be enough to navigate where he is going. In relation to his vision impairment, Logan suffers from non-24-hour sleep–wake disorder, a chronic circadian rhythm sleep disorder that keeps the body's sleeping patterns confused due to his eyes not being able to take in the normal amount of light that you and I take in on a daily basis. As you can imagine, this disorder also keeps the rest of the family's sleeping patterns constantly confused as Logan is quite active during the night.
Logan is Clear Choices Healing Center's first actual case. We want to follow Logan with care for a minimum of a year, with nutritional and alternative healing and medical care as prescribed through a medical treatment plan through a chiropractor that specializes in treatment of autistic children. Logan's mother needs financial help with any alternative health options for Logan.
CCHC is seeking funding for a variety of avenues for Logan. CCHC has contacted multiple healing practitioners in Logan’s local area, Atlanta GA. CCHC is determined to find practitioners that have experience helping children like Logan from Functional Medicine to Chiropractic doctors for both diagnosis and for possible treatment plans.
Dr. Drew Rubin of Rubin Family Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia is eager to see Logan. Dr. Rubin was referred to us because he specializes in children with autism and other health challenges, and helps children through alternative treatments such as CranioSacral Therapy. CranioSacral Therapy has been known to cause distinct improvement for children with autism.
Upon approval by CCHC's Board of Directors, CCHC will cover $150 for Logan's first exam by Dr. Rubin. After the initial exam, Logan will be seen twice per week at a cost of $195 per month. This will be our first step for Logan. Once Logan’s initial exam is completed, CCHC will also schedule an exam with a functional medicine doctor as well.
Because autistic children have sensory issues with foods, Logan has been very picky in eating. This has limited Logan’s ability to receive and absorb nutrients due to his sugar and processed food intake. A quality multivitamin/protein supplementation would help Logan immensely. Logan is willing to take pills and drink something tasty that's good for him. Our plan is get Logan on a monthly protein shake which will improve his nutrition.
The product line chosen is Shaklee, due to the many years of science and research the products are based upon. The pure raw food materials used by Shaklee are put through over 200 tests for purity before patented processing begins on their supplements. That, along with many other high standards this company holds themselves to, matters in the final product. The products perform above and beyond any others that I'm aware of.
CCHC has chosen a product for Logan with a months supply called The Life Strip for Logan, because it includes Vivix, which is made with resveratrol. This is a natural substance that heals the cells at the DNA level. Also included is OmegaGuard, which can have a very positive impact on Logan's brain and nervous system. We have hopes that Logan will see unique benefits through this combination of supplements, along with the others included in the Life Strip package.
Because Logan's family is on a limited income, CCHC will be funding the majority of his supplements and treatments. CCHC has chosen a product called The Life Strip by ShakleeⓇ for Logan. The Life Strip includes a product called Vivix. Vivix is made with resveratrol. Resveratrol is a naturally occurring substance which has been clinically proven to heals cells at the DNA level. Our hope is that Logan’s vision will be improved. Also included in this Life Strip is something called OmegaGuard. OmegaGuard has been clinically proven to have a very positive impact on the brain and nervous system. CCHC and the family hopes that Logan will see unique benefits from this special combination of supplements, along with the others included in the Life Strip package by ShakleeⓇ.
Below is the agreed upon monthly regimen for Logan:
Dr. Rubin $195/month
Soy Protein 45/month
Our total for the year would be $5,280, just for the supplements and for his visits with Dr. Rubin. CCHC is asking for a total of $6,000 so we can alsol have Logan see a Functional Medicine doctor in order to have another opinion. Once the goal of $6,000 is reached, and Logan has been started on his treatment plan which has been outlined here, we'll move to that next step and re-evaluate funds received and modify our Crowdrise program if it needs to be adjusted. Below is a description of the Life Strip if you would like to see details of the exact supplements planned for Logan.
If you would like to follow Logan's journey as we help him to improve his health, or if you would like to donate anonymously, please donate to our fund, and consider becoming a monthly donor through Crowdrise or at clearchoiceshealing.org. We look forward to sharing stories like these throughout the process of Clear Choices Healing Center’s growth. Please visit our campaign often and watch for updates as we progress.
Description from the ShakleeⓇ website:
Life-Strip™ Every serving of Life-Strip is the culmination of years of research and quality testing to guarantee every Life-Strip delivers pure and potent vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, polyphenols, antioxidants and phytonutrients to help create the foundation for a longer, healthier life.*
This comprehensive nutrition system contains:
Vivix® Liquigels for Cellular Health; Healthy Aging* Contains an all natural blend of a broad spectrum of polyphenols, backed by five patents, with key ingredients shown in laboratory studies to protect and repair DNA and combat free radicals.
OmegaGuard® Plus for Heart Health; Brain Health* 1,000 mg of pure, ultra-concentrated DHA/EPA omega-3 fatty acids sustainably sourced from wild fish from pure Alaskan waters, formulated to eliminate fishy aftertaste.
Advanced Multivitamin for Complete Nutrition; Bone and Joint Health* Dissolves in less than 30 minutes in the stomach and is designed to enhance absorption of folic acid from the patented microcoating; includes heart-healthy CoQ10* and vitamin E.
B+C Complex for Immune Health; Energy* Shown in a clinical study to provide up to 198% greater absorption of B vitamins over 12 hours.