Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh that makes much more sense!
I'm in the medical field, and I knew there was a correct term for what she was saying and was wracking my brain trying to figure it out but couldn't.
What a sweet little boy, having such a challenging issue to deal with so early in life. And so lucky to have such a loving family to take him in and love him.
Back to your original question, though, I still have no ideas. Does your family have a website that is set up to accept donations if people wanted to help out that way? I'm assuming you have a church that may be willing to help some? You can only sell so much knitting, and in such a short amount of time, I worry it won't be much help. :(