We just wanted to say thank you to all the people that have donated recently. It is greatly appreciated. Your donations have allowed our daughter Ivy to receive treatments and therapy that she otherwise would not have had. Thank you and happy holidays.
-The Helmick Family
We are having a fundraiser event for our daughter Ivy at Blue Martini's in Town Square on November 12, 2014 from 5-8pm. The event is being put on and hosted by 6 Degress Seperated. We will be raffling off multiple different prizes. Hope everyone can make it.
Ivy has been doing great at her new physical therapy clinic. The clinic is called the Anat Baniel Method. This treatment for Ivy has only been possible because of the donations we have received from Ivys supporters. We thank you and please keep checking in for more photos and updates. God bless.
-The Helmick family
Thanks for all your support and donations. We just wanted to give everyone an update on what's been going on lately with our daughter Ivy.
Ivy has started the Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatement and so far is adjusting well to it. Lead doctors in this field say she will need at least 40 treatments of 1 hour sessions before we will began to see the effects of the treatment. Even then she is likely going to need 100's of them as they will only benefit her more each time she does them.
We are also taking her to see a very known Physical Therapist by the name of Anat Baniel. This lady deals with many kids with Cerebral Palsy and her method has shown good results.
Recently we discussed the Stem Cell treatments with a local doctor. He and his collegues have had extensive experience with the use of stem cells over the past 10 years, so he was able to educate us on some of there uses and the way to properly use them. We are still researching for the best facility to take her to as we have found out there are many scam doctors out there who claim to know what they are doing and end up charging people thousands of dollars for a treatment that didnt work. So as you can imagine we are going about this aspect of her treatment with the most caution.
Ivy is receiving physical therapy at the house still a few times a week but we are trying to increase the amount of therapy she gets becasue right now she is not receiveing enough.
We will continue to keep all of our supporters posted on the status of daughters fight to beat this condition.
Thank you all again; we are very grateful and without everybodies support Ivy would not have the resources that she has.
Very yours truly,
Ryan, Samantha and Ivy aka Ivy Bears
Just wanted to fill everyone in as to whats been going on with Ivy. We have spoken with multiple different facitlities in Germany- University of Munich, Charite, and Dr. Peter Wehling (Kobe Bryants doctor) in Dusseldorf but none so far are willing to or claim they cant treat our daughter. However, we have spoke with another Dr. here in Las Vegas that is still looking into other possible facilities in Germany.
Ivy did get accepted into a faciltiy called the Stem Cell Institute in Panama but she cannot go there until she is 10 months old and the Navy General Hospital in Bejing, China claims that they may be able to help.We are being very cautious though as many of these facilities are commercialized and are for profit.
We did get a new lead on possible Stem Cell therapy that might be able to be done in California but we are still looking into this. Also, we have come into contact with a Doctor who has a more advanced MRI machine that may be able to help us pinpoint exactly where and what part of Ivy's brain has been damaged and to what extent. This finding will hopefully allow us to better treat her condition.
In our trip to LA a few weeks back, a doctor that we met with referred us to a world re-known Doctor of Osteopathic medicine up in San Francisco. Her name is Anat Baniel. She has treated many children with Cerebral Palsy through her special physical therapy treatment methods. We are taking Ivy up there to see her at the end of July.
Also Ivy will be getting her Ear Tube surgery done next week so she can hopefully start Hyperbarric oxygen therapy which we are hoping will help heal or re-new some parts of her brain.
So as you can see, we have kind of been in limbo with things, waiting on the right oppourtunity to give Ivy the best course of treatment possible.
We will continue to keep everyone updated. We thank each and everyone one of you that has supported us on Ivy's fight to beat Cerebral Palsy.
Ivy's doctor appointment went well yesterday in LA. We left with some good advice and referrals to see other specialty doctors.
On our way to Cali to see a pediatric neurologist and a homeopathic doctor that specializes in treating children with neurological disorders. Hopefully we can get more insight on Ivy's condition. Her appointment is tomorrow afternoon. Check in later for updates!
Ivy update : Ultrasound results were unclear so going to see a skull specialist on Tuesday. After weeks of being on the wait list Ivy will have her first hyperbaric oxygen treatment on Wednesday. She also will be getting a new feeding tube this week.
Ivy's Fundraiser was a huge success this past weekend. We raised over $8,800 in donations! Special thank you to Collective Zoo who hosted the event at Poppy Den and to all the people that donated gifts for the raffle. Sponsors included Surrender Nightclub, the Beat Clan, Organelle Salon, Tonic Salon, Suite One Salon, Adrenline ATV Tours, Alex Castrovillari Photography, Marrakech, Vitner Grill, Greens and Proteins, etc.
Saturday, March 29th at 8pm we are raising funds for baby Ivy Helmick to help her beat cerebral palsy. Join us at Poppy Den in Tivoli Village for cocktails, music, and raffles from local businesses as we reach the goal to get the proper stem cell therapy treatment for baby Ivy to have a better quality of life. We appreciate your support in advance. Hope to see you all there!