A BENEFIT WILL be held Saturday, Feb. 8 to aid Sophia Day. The youngster has Cerebral Palsy, a condition resulting from a traumatic brain injury at birth. The goal is for Sophia to one day walk alongside her friends. Proceeds from the benefit will assist her family in covering the costs of therapy and ongoing medical expenses.
One day Sophia Day hopes to walk alongside her classmates and do all the things they do.
The almost 3 year old has Cerebral Palsy, a condition resulting from a traumatic brain injury at birth. In order to achieve her goal of walking and playing alongside her friends, Day attends therapy four times each week.
Day's life started out early, she was born prematurely with a deformity known as Gastroschisis, her stomach and intestines were on the outside of her body, as the stomach muscle and skin did not develop normally. She also had a hole in her stomach. The condition was repaired.
Day also experienced cardiac arrest at birth, she was resuscitated and was incubated for the first three weeks of life. During this time her head took a hit and resulted in her diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy.
A benefit to aid Sophia's family with the cost of therapy and to cover ongoing medical expenses will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Morris Country Club, 2615 Route 6, from 7 to 11 p.m.
Tickets will be available at the door. The cost is $25 per person, and includes appetizers, two drink tickets and entertainment. There will also be raffles and a silent auction. Individuals who would like to help Sophia reach her goal, but cannot make the benefit, can make a donation in her name at Standard Bank.
Sophia is the daughter of Carley Day (Brandon Swindells) and Brian (Lisa) Day, and the granddaughter of Martha Shugart.