Monday, January 28, 2013
Lori and Jason "Jay" Griggs will be able to use the prize money to continue physical therapy for their 4-year-old daughter Kiley, who has cerebral palsy, and to treat Jay's herniated discs.
A Dunedin firefighter and his family are getting some much-needed support thanks to their $5,000 victory in a social media contest. Lori and Jason "Jay" Griggs, of New Port Richey, are the winners of Tampa-based Laser Spine Institute's "Make a Comeback" contest, a company spokesperson said Friday. The prize money will go toward physical therapy for their 4-year-old daughter Kiley, who has cerebral palsy, to help improve her strength, mobility and flexibility. Lori and Jason dream of Kiley being able to walk on her own some day. She can’t now. A portion will also pay for chiropractic care and massage therapy for Jay, a firefighter for more than 10 years, who has four herniated discs in his neck, causing him numbness and tingling down his …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
A win in the Laser Spine Institute's "Make a Comeback" contest could fund therapy for Kiley Griggs.
It's been more than a year since Lori and Jason Griggs turned to the Internet to help them find funding for intensive therapy for their daughter Kiley, who has cerebral palsy. Now, the Griggs are seeking a new contest win. This time, the winnings would finance Kiley’s therapy and would also go to funding therapy for her parents. The Griggs have entered the Tampa-based Laser Spine Institute's Make a Comeback contest. The winner of the contest gets $5,000 to help with spine health. The winner of the contest will be “determined by popular vote from the public Facebook and YouTube communities,” according to the contest rules. Contestants in the “Make a Comeback” contest post videos on how they would use the prize money on the contest’s …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Residents throughout Pinellas and Pasco counties have rallied to help Kiley Griggs, the daughter of a Dunedin firefighter, get therapy to help her walk. Recently, she rode a horse alone for a few seconds.
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Monday, October 1, 2012
Kiley Griggs, a 3-year-old with cerebral palsy, is learning to ride a horse. Kiley, who is on the verge of turning 4 this month, lives in the New Port Richey area with her mother, Lori, who teaches at Rushe Midde School, and father Jason “Jay” Griggs, a Dunedin firefighter. She is enrolled in equine therapy at Kiddy Up Farms, a New Port Richey area business that provides equine therapy to children with disabilities. On Wednesday, Kiley’s mother let folks on the Kiley's Progress Facebook page know about a big step Kiley has taken in therapy. Here's what she had to say: HUGE milestone! Kiley rode, for a few seconds, ALL BY HERSELF!!!!! Lots of tears from this one. She posted video of the occasion on the Facebook page. Kiley’s parents dream …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Vendors at the Elks Lodge and a Dunedin restaurant are celebrating moms by helping the daughter of a Dunedin firefighter raise money she needs for therapy to walk.
The 3-year-old daughter of a Dunedin firefighter is learning to walk — very, very slowly and not without a lot of help. With expensive therapy (the kind not covered by health insurance), little Kiley Griggs, who has cerebral palsy, is now able to sit up on her own, and stand with some support. A fundraiser on Sunday seeks to at least get her parents some of the financial support they need to see Kiley through their dream of her walking. Kiley could have spent much of her life in a wheel chair if not for winning a $10,000 Internet cash prize in the Upromise Dream Wall sweepstakes last year. The prize money has largely funded the special TheraSuit Therapy that is helping her build the muscular strength and coordination she needs for taking…