James* – Dynovox Communicator
James* is a seven year old boy with severe cerebral palsy. He is fed by gastrostomy tube. He has had considerable medical issues in the past 12 months, including crush vertebral fractures which have caused a great deal of pain. In addition, his vision is deteriorating. He requires a communication device that uses auditory scanning because of his failing eyesight. The equipment needed is a Dynovox VMax at a cost of $14, 249. The Victoria Aids and Equipment will fund $7000 towards the purchase, but there is a short fall of $7,249. *name has been changed.
MAD Foundation paid the short fall of $7,249 directly to the supplier ensuring the money committed to James* went directly to his specific case.