ZACHS LIST was first launched in 2010 and was created in honour of Zachary, a (then) 21 month old boy who has cerebral palsy. It keeps him from being able to move normally as his muscle tone is extremely high. It is not something that is going to go away or get better, but is a challenge he will always have to deal with. Zach is also a triplet. He has two other brothers, who run and jump and play with no idea how much work and effort each movement is for Zach. Zach's loving parents, Barb and Simon, don't see 'Zach with cerebral palsy' but rather "Zach as their little boy with a huge smile and happy disposition".
In total, Barb and Simon have five kids to care for, so you may wonder why they have been so keen in trying to develop Zach's List instead of sleeping or resting. The answer is simple: "We feel strongly that there is no good site for parents to go. We have met other parents with dusty equipment in their basements and garages, that their kids have outgrown and they don't know what to do with. We have met parents carefully saving their pennies and trying to decide which of the astronomically expensive pieces of equipment that have been recommended to them would help their child the most. We have met parents who have thrown away used wheelchairs and walkers that could have been donated for re-use, simply because they didn't know how to pass them on. We also feel that there is a lack of support groups and places for parents who have kids with special needs. Something needed to be done, and we believe we can help make a difference." - Barb.
Zach's List now provides the perfect bridge between those who have and want to help with those who don't and need the help. Zach's List is a online community that gives parents and caregivers easy access to new, used, and unused pediatric equipment. There are many parents with dusty equipment that is no longer needed. There are also parents who simply don't have the means to continually buy equipment for their kids. Moreso, Zach's List provides friends and families the opportunity to connect with each other, share stories, and help each other through our elite online community Zach Social. Welcome to www.ZachsList.ca
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