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Mom creating adaptive clothing line for kids

Wednesday, September 23, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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www.statesman.com, 9/13/20

 

With the start of fall, family holiday photos — completed by matching outfits — are just around the corner. While the season is generally a time for laughter and joy, for young mom Shelley Carter, the process is a challenge because of a special needs daughter who can’t accommodate the same clothing as her two other girls and, generally, is difficult to dress and fit, given retail choices.

 

“When we do Christmas pictures, I want her to wear what her sisters wear,” she said of her middle child, Berkeley Fincher.

 

So Carter, a 2002 Westlake High School graduate, is creating an adaptive clothing line, BerkBloom, to make life easier for parents of immobilized children.

 

After her daughter’s nonfatal drowning on Dec. 30, 2017, Carter’s world forever changed. The toddler was brought back to life twice and taken by Travis County STAR Flight to Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. Despite Carter being told Berkeley had only a 1% chance to live, she pulled through, but she remains with a severe anoxic brain injury caused by a lack of oxygen.

 

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