If you ask anyone who came in contact with Mayson, they would tell you he always had a smile on his face. He was a light to all and an impact on so many in his community.
Mayson was born with Partial Trisomy 17 with Agenesis of Corpus Callosum. Both parents were then told that Mayson wouldn't live through his first year of life. However, Mayson lived a wonderful 17 years and defied the odds. Throughout Mayson's 17 years here on Earth, he required different therapies, extensive medical care, appropriate equipment, as well as extra family support due to his parents having parental responsibilities to two other children. Mayson brought so much joy to those he encountered. His parents, Lonae and Carl Garton, wanted a way to keep Mayson's memory alive after his unexpected passing. The idea of Mayson's Place started to materialize.
Almost 18 years after Mayson was born, our community and surrounding rural communities are still facing the dilemma when it comes to providing therapies, medical care, resources, and events for children with disabilities and their families. Here at Mayson's Place, our goal is to provide a safe, fun, and enriching experience for these families. Being located in a rural part of Tennessee, Dickson County and surrounding areas are faced with minimal to no therapies or assistance for children, and Mayson's Place will change that.
Many families travel 8-10 hours or more a week to a major city to intensive therapies, spending time and money on gas, food, lodging, and other expenses. While we are actively providing inclusive family events and small fundraising activities, we are looking for sponsors to assist us in hosting events, providing supports to schools in Dickson County, and general congregations for the special needs community. We are off to a great start, but we need your help to ensure our efforts and goals can be reached.
Your donations can help us provide essential resources to families and help decrease travel times, financial strain, and increase overall quality of life.