There's nothing like a cool summer breeze on my face as I take a ride on a swing, which is one of my favorite things. There's nothing like a snappy tune being played on repeat in my ear. I love the sound of my favorite songs being played over and over again.
My name is JiVante', I'm a 20 year old young man with a sense of adventure, lover of music, a compassion for animals, an appreciation for dance, and a great connoisseur of food. I can eat for all of us. Oh yea can't forget one of my favorite ways to communicate is with an iPad.
With my unmoved passion for life and all that it could offer, I hate to say I have an uncertain future. Even though I may sound like every other 20 year old, there is something that sets me apart from most. I am on the Autism Spectrum & diagnosed withCerebral Palsy, ADHD, Bipolar, & Impulse Control Disorder . (Click each diagnoses for detailed information) Now don't feel bad for me, just know God has a plan for my life & theirs.
As I process through this journey called life, I actually need assistance to walk and my speech is very limited. I am vocal but not verbal. I might say 2-3 words which are mama, dada & bye bye. Don't count me out yet, I have a desire and just need a little help. I have a strong desire to return back home. I lived in a facility that hadn't been equipped properly over the years and some of the staff wasn't that great either. On the upside there have been some staff that took good care of me. I now live in a very nice home with a roommate who has a similar condition. He was with me when I lived at the facility. I was so glad he was able to move with me when I left the facility. It gave me a sense of connection & familiarity. Our home is under another agency that gives us the 24 hour care we need which is rather costly which in turn prevents me from being able to live at home with my family. I miss my mom and 1 of my oldest sisters who was in the home when I left. I miss my dad as well & it just makes my day when they visit.
I ask that you please help my family raise money to bring me home with all of my needs being met such as therapies, resources, & equipment. I can Only return home with the proper things in place due to my special conditions, my erratic behavior & mood swings. Your contribution will not go unnoticed. You can find ways to contribute on the Events page.
Mom would have taken me out of the facility years ago but with my strength, behaviors and financial needs she hasn't been in a position to do so. She is not able to care for me without the risk of her or myself being severely hurt. I require around the clock 24 hour care.
Mom, Glynece (Ms. Moone) is in hopes with your help on bringing JiVante' home for good. If you can refer her to any resources, please do so.
More about JiVante' & The Story!
JiVante' used to reside at a residential facility, The facility had a big 64 page report that made the news about some violations they had & also reports of abuse. But please keep in mind there are some staff that are equipped with patience, compassion & understanding that JiVante' likes.
JiVante' has a hard time walking due to his Cerebral Palsy, so he walks either with a walker or someone by his side. He used to wear AFO's as well which is equipment that wraps around the lower parts of his legs & feet which helps straighten his legs & helps his feet sit flat to the ground. AFO's can also be referred to as leg and foot braces. He would wear them everyday during school & a few hours on the weekend. From time to time depending on the distance, JiVante' now uses a wheelchair & sometimes a walker. Although he is vocal, his verbal is extremely limited. He can say maybe 2-3 words. So he uses some American Sign Language & makes up his own signs that seems to make sense. He also likes the use of pictures to communicate as well. JiVante has a Behavior Plan & IEP (Individual Education Plan) which describes what he is capable of doing & the goals that are put in place for him to make progress. Thank you from the heart for at least taking the time to read this. Anything beyond reading this is a BLESSING & so greatly appreciated.
BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE AFO'S JIVANTE HAS WORN OR IS WEARING CURRENTLY. CLICK THE LINKS ATTACHED TO EACH PICTURE FOR MORE INFORMATION.