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Local nonprofit helps medically fragile children

Posted at 7:19 AM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 10:19:29-04

BAKERSFIELD, CA. — A local mom started a nonprofit to advocate for parents of medically fragile children after a personal story with her kids. Medically fragile children are children whose medical needs require 24-hour attention.

“I have two children... Brooklynn, who the charity is named after, has a disorder, which are all kidney disorders with no cure, and Amaya had a pontine stroke last year, which people dont survive but she did,” Chauntiel Lindsey, Brooklynn's Box organizer.

The organization aims to provide resources including group therapy and social experiences for both parents and kids that are medically fragile.

“It's kinda like group therapy they can go over what happened for the week it can be a happy thing but we will also learn how to deal with trauma because sometimes we don't realize things are traumatic so I give them the skills so they can be the best parent they can be," said Lindsey.