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$ 250
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A weighted blanket for Parker who is Autistic

Posted May 16, 2017
Parker is extremely bright and has been attempting to soothe his sensory seeking behavior in his own way. He has been dousing his clothing with water to create a feeling of weightedness to his clothes. While in school, Parker has access to a weighted blanket that he enjoys thoroughly. At home, he does not have access to a blanket so he has improvised his own creative solution. He has been using the water at home to soak his clothing but it is causing problems for Parker who suffers from eczema. His legs and groin area have a sore, irritated and painful rash from his clothing being wet and chaffing his skin. A weighted blanket would provide Parker with a solution that would allow his legs and groin to finally heal properly.
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Learn More About Parker

Parker is 17 years old and lives in Mullica Hill, NJ

Parker is an extremely bright, non-verbal, autistic boy. He enjoys using his communication device and he is quite good with it as a means to communicate with his family and the staff at his school. Parker lives at home with his loving mother and father and his older brother Hayden. Parker's parents have come across hard times and are struggling financially. Due to Parker's autism he seeks sensory stimulation. Parker enjoys using a weighted blanket at school but does not have one at home. While at home, to make his clothes heavier, Parker has been dousing his clothing with water to make his clothing feel heavier on his body. This is a brilliant solution on one hand but it has become problematic as Parker is now experiencing painful rashes and chaffing that cannot heal because of this repetitive behavior. It is believed that if Parker were to have an opportunity to utilize a weighted blanket at home, his family could extinguish his behavior where he is wetting his clothes. A weighted blanket will provide Parker with the sensory stimulation he is seeking in a way that will not be painful or problematic. This wish is for one adult size weighted blanket.

The Wish Story

May 16, 2017

NJ Division of Child Protection & Permanency requests this wish for Parker.

May 16, 2017

One Simple Wish posts the wish to the website.

May 31, 2017

Ana grants the wish for Parker! Thanks Ana.

It is incredible and ingenious that you found a way to make your day go better. I truly hope this blanket gives you the power to keep creating and inventing new things and ideas. I am truly inspired by your determination! You are a hero in my heart.

Jun 1, 2017

One Simple Wish sends the gift to the NJ Division of Child Protection & Permanency for Parker.

Jun 20, 2017

Nicole sent an update on the wish for Parker.

Dear Ana, Parker and his family were speechless when I presented them with your very generous gift. Parker gave me a hug and said the words "Thank you" which is no easy feat for him. You have given this family a gift far greater than the blanket, you gave them hope. Tears of joy were cried and the words thank you seem inadequate. Thank you so much for the love, kind words and support. You are a true angel. On behalf of Parker and his family, Thank you!!!!!!!

Jun 20, 2017

Ana sent an update on the wish for Parker.

Nicole, It was only my pleasure, keep me posted if possible if he has another wellness wish/need.

Aug 8, 2017

NJ Division of Child Protection & Permanency receives the wish!

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