A local girl living with Spina Bifida celebrated her third birthday this January.
When we last visited Callista Lynch she was saying words like ‘mom’ and ‘dad’ and since then it’s been all about strides for the young girl.
“She has met some of her goals from her therapy so we’re no longer working on one word sentences, she’s working on two and three word sentences now,” said Mother Kim Lynch. “She still struggles with her physical abilities but she’s been able to hold her head up a lot longer. We’re still working on sitting unassisted but she’s become so much stronger. ”
Although the new pink wheelchair has given Callista the freedom to move on her own, her house doesn’t provide enough space. Her parents are working very hard to change all of that.
“When the house is finished it’s going to actually give her a space downstairs that she can go wherever she wants to go,” said Lynch. “I mean right now she’s stuck in this room because this is the only room that has enough available space for her to turn around, to get around, and she’s three. She deserves a space of her own. ”
The cost of renovations necessary to give Callista the room she needs is $50,000. The Lynch family is less than half way there and they are holding a benefit to get one step closer.
The benefit will feature a silent auction as well as a chinese auction and dinner. It is planned for July 26 at Prophet’s Park in Zanesville. You can also donate to Callista’s cause at Century National Bank.