Updated: Friday, April 3 2015, 01:23 PM EDT
RENO, Nevada (WPMI) A Nevada mother is honoring her 8-year-old son who died two months ago, with voices for children who can’t speak. It’s in the form of a program called ‘iPads from Isaac.’
Kathy Roller wants to make sure children born without a voice are able to communicate. It’s something she developed for her son Isaac.
Isaac beat all the odds the moment he was born. Doctors didn’t think he’d even make it past day one, but he proved them wrong. He had a complex congenital heart problem, autism and DiGeorge Syndrome. That meant a weak immune system, developmental delays and countless surgeries. And every single day, he lived without a voice.
The Rollers tried sign language for years, but his mom said Isaac’s brain just wouldn’t connect with his hands.
His birthday was just a few days ago. To celebrate, his mother wanted to give an iPad to one child without a voice. But she found the need is enormous. Now the goal is 100 iPads, each one turning grief into a gift and giving a mourning mother a reason to stay strong.
“It makes me want to get up everyday and go to work, to use the extra time that I have now, the extra energy that I have now, to help these families,” Kathy said.
The ‘iPads from Isaac’ campaign is now accepting donations to continue reaching their goal of 100 iPads. CLICK HERE for more information and to donate.