My wife Cara and I formed the The Git-R-Done Foundation in 2009 and it currently focuses on the needs of children’s charities.
One donation, to The Arnold Palmer Hospital, came from an extremely personal experience with our son, Wyatt. He was born with hip dysplasia, a common condition, but we quickly found out how little universal information, care, prevention and awareness was available on hip dysplasia. You can imagine how difficult it is to hear that “it happens sometimes” and that it “might correct itself.” As new parents, that was the last thing that we wanted to hear. Through our research we heard of the Pavlik Harness, a common correctional device, but due to his smaller six-pound birth weight, we would literally have to tape him into the harness.
We continued our own research and asked all the questions that any parent would ask to ensure their child would live a normal life. We were floored that no one had information. We wanted facts, figures, percentages; instead we got “hit or miss” treatments. For something so common, why are there no answers? Why isn’t there a harness for Wyatt’s size? When is it too late to start treatment? Will he need surgery?
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