Alecia Marshall of Metamora lost her son Kyler when he was four years old.
He was born with a severely under-developed brain, causing him to have many special needs.
One thing that really helped her son was a homemade, poncho-style coat. Marshall said Kyler could easily keep warm, and slip it on without struggling to get his arms through a store-bought coat.
Marshall is now making coats for more than kids; she’s started reaching out to adults who can benefit from them, too. She said, “I was there and I know how hard it is to have a disabled family member who you love very much, and I know how difficult it is. So it's my way of giving back because I received help when I needed it and I want to be that light for somebody else, too.”
Marshall sews all of the coats herself, with the help from a few volunteers. You can help her purchase more supplies by donating to the Kyler Koats project. Your donations pay for the cost of materials and shipping.
Donate here: www.GoFundMe.com/KylerKoats
Learn more here: www.facebook.com/KylerKoats
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