Antonio and Katie Gonzalez
Tony and Katie’s 7 children are all adopted out of foster care, having suffered from severe and ongoing abuse and neglect. Their 2nd adoption was a sibling set of 3, 2 of the 3 having suffered extremely severe abuse and neglect. 3 years later, they adopted another sibling set of 3. Tony and Katie have spent the last 13 years and thousands of dollars on such things as horse therapy, neurofeedback, counselling, acupuncture, vision therapy, vestibular therapy, etc. in an attempt to help their children (2 boys and 5 girls) overcome their struggles caused by the early traumas. Unfortunately, a few years ago, Tony and Katie discovered some things going on that required them to remove their 2 boys from the home and to need to raise and borrow a lot of money to put them through a therapeutic program. Thankfully, both have completed the program and are doing well. But there are many neglected needs that have piled up over the last few years because Tony and Katie were busy trying to just keep the family together and handle the emotional issues. Now that things have settled down and are going well, Tony and Katie are trying to address these needs before their kids leave home, 3 of them within 1 or 2 years of 18. These are items like braces for 3 of the kids, intensive educational therapy for 5 of the children to treat their major academic gaps, family counselling to continue working through their struggles, and now medical expenses as 2 of their girls are now dealing with POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome). Tony and Katie are working hard to bring in more money, but they are still paying off loans from the previous year’s challenges and struggling to provide these needed services for their children. Any help offered is greatly appreciated.
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