OCEANSIDE — Passion 4 K.I.D.S. charity has kicked off a special campaign called Baby Izaiah’s House.
The group is challenging 35,000 people to donate a minimum of $10 each to purchase a home for the family of baby Izaiah, so when he is released from the hospital he will have a home that can properly accommodate his special needs and will provide him with a nurturing environment where he can recover.
When Izaiah returns home, he will be partially paralyzed, partially blind, on a feeding tube with a colostomy and breathing through a tracheotomy and ventilator. Since being violently hit by a teen drunk driver while being wheeled in his stroller on the sidewalk by his grandfather on the way to the park on Oct. 18, 2010, Izaiah, who turned 2 on April 17, has undergone six surgeries.
Doctors at Rady Children’s Hospital say Izaiah may be released in two months, so Passion 4 K.I.D.S. believes time is of the essence to get the family a home. The home they are currently renting is not able to accommodate Izaiah’s needs. Because at least one parent must remain with Izaiah in the hospital at all times, Izaiah’s dad had to give up his job while his mother works on a limited basis to help make ends meet.
To make a tax-deductible donation, go to passion4kids.com and click on the donate button. All of the proceeds will go directly to Izaiah.
Founded by Charles and Linda Van Kessler, Passion 4 K.I.D.S. (Kids In Desperate Situations), is a 501 (c) (3) charity.