Matthew’s House provides quality care in a beautiful home-like environment to children with complex care needs, giving parents an opportunity to rest.
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Matthew’s House provides quality care for children with complex health care needs in a well-equipped and home-like environment, giving parents a chance to rest.
When you meet Karter Witt, you are instantly struck by his sweet smile – it lights up a room. His parents, Charlene and Kurtis, love him deeply and say that he has enriched their lives.
“Karter has taught us to love deeply, to have a level of compassion and patience that we would not have learned otherwise,” Charlene says.
Karter’s ability to draw these qualities out of those who love him is, in part, due to the disabilities with which he lives. Karter is developmentally delayed and is in a wheelchair. He has a seizure disorder that was diagnosed in infancy. By the time he was four, he’d had two neurosurgeries, the last one to remove the entire right frontal lobe of his brain. Even so, he still experiences multiple seizures weekly. Karter is completely dependent upon others to care for him. His parents rarely get a break.
“We have amazing family and extremely supportive friends but Karter’s care needs are beyond what anyone in our inner circle can do long term,” Charlene explains.
That’s where Matthew’s House comes in. Matthew’s House provides respite care for children with complex health care needs, giving parents like Charlene and Kurtis peace of mind and a much needed opportunity to rest and rejuvenate.
“We know that Karter is not only well cared for but also enjoys his stays with his Matthew’s House family,” she says. “The home is beyond anything we could have even dreamed for him and the staff truly light up when they see Karter.”
Charlene says that this resource has made an enormous difference to them as a couple, as parents and to their family.