A single mother of four from Sherwood Park needs your help Canada to raise money for her son Sawyer, who has Angelman syndrome and is in need of equipment that isn’t covered by the government.
Christine Stowe hasn’t had it very easy financially but she continues to persevere, work and pray that things are going to be ok. That’s what good mothers do. Well let’s answer her prayers Canada.
“I am a single mom of four, raising my children on my own as their Dad has stepped out and is not financially or physically helping me out,” Stowe told River Radio.
Her son, Sawyer, has Angelman syndrome (AS). It is a rare neuro-genetic disorder that occurs in one in 15,000 live births or 500,000 people worldwide. It is caused by a loss of function of the UBE3A gene in the 15th chromosome. People with AS have developmental problems that become noticeable by the age of 6 – 12 months.
Other common signs and symptoms usually appear in early childhood like walking and balance disorders, gastrointestinal issues, seizures and little to no speech. Despite these symptoms, people with AS have an overall happy and excitable demeanor. An individual with AS will light up a room with their smile and laughter.
“There were times that I have worked three jobs, worked all hours trying to make it. I am still working more than one job and also trying to put myself through school to obtain a better career for myself to support my family,” Stowe said.
Stowe has stated a gofundme page to raise money for equipment that Sawyer requires to ease his every day life. The equipment is not covered by the government.
“I am trying to raise money as Sawyer is in need of some equipment that isn’t covered by the government. And also for a vehicle that will support Sawyer and my family,” Stowe said. “Then we can travel as a family and be able to carry all of Sawyer’s equipment that is needed on a daily basis. We also have some home renovations that are in need to make it easier to care for Sawyer.”
Stowe says there are so many families suffering with needs that are not met by the government agencies and so many loop holes to go through to find the supports.
“It is not an easy life and the agency’s/government programs don’t make it any easier,” Stowe said.
If you would like to support the Stowe family you can do so at
Let’s help this Sherwood Park family to provide a better quality of life for Sawyer.