Benefit For Da'miyah and Darren Campbell
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We Need 15,000 People To Donate $5 or More In 25 days...

This was about a very special sister and brother and the grandparents with
whom they live. They reside in Chester and attend the George Crothers Memorial
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MEET THE CAMPBELLS We Need 15,000 People To Donate $5 or More In 25 days... This was about a very special sister and brother and the grandparents with whom they live. They reside in Chester and attend the George Crothers Memorial School, a school for children with special needs. Their names are Da'Miyah and Daren Campbell Da'Miyah is 13 years old and Darren is 10. Both children have multiple diagnoses including spastic cerebral palsy and seizure disorder. They are unable to sit up or move about on their own, and must receive nourishment through gastric (stomach) tubes. Da'Miyah weighs 69 pounds and Darren weighs 70 pounds. They travel via specially fitted wheelchairs. Despite what would seem to be overwhelming obstacles, these children are happy, thriving individuals thanks to their grandparents, who unselfishly undertook their care not too long ago. Da'Miyah, Darren, and their paternal grandparents, Helen and Earl, live in a house which does not accommodate their wheelchairs well. There are steps leading to the front door and not enough space to build a ramp to bridge the steps. As a result, the chairs are bumped up the steps, leading to the need for frequent wheelchair repairs. lnside the house, the children must be removed from their wheelchairs because the doorways are too narrow to pass from room to room. The staircase leading to theirbedroom and bathroom on the second floor would not accommodate a power stairclimber because it is too narrow. As a result, each morning and evening Helen and Earl carry their grandchildren, holding each under the shoulders and legs, up and down the stairs. They are bathed in a standard tub by being lifted and held there, again involving a significant amount of physical effort by the grandparents. The Speech/Language Pathologist has been instructing Da'Miyah to communicate with a DlmaVox EyeMax, which utilizes her eye gaze to trigger a voice output. In this way Da'Miyah can communicate her wants and needs, since she is non-verbal. The device must be set up on her wheelchair so that her eyes can be calibrated to the exact location necessary to access the device. She has made a great deal of progress in learning this system at school, and it is the hope of everyone involved that Da'Miyah will eventually use the system at home. However, because she is removed from the chair soon after entering her home, the EyeMax is unavailable for her communication needs there. In light of these many issues, Helen and Earl recently sought the help and advice of a building contractor and visited a few accessible van dealerships. Their greatest wish is to have an addition and ramp constructed at the rear of their house. The ramp would allow easy access to the house, and the addition would provide the space needed for an adapted bedroom and bathroom for the children. The accessible van would allow the children to be transported safely in their fitted wheelchairs. And, most important give Da'miyah and Darren the opportunities that most other children their age have. Going to church, the mall, movies, aquarium and do these activities in a safe manner. With this available to them, Helen and Earl would no longer need to tax their bodies or risk inury with the daily heavy lifting now required. Also, Da'Miyah could remain in her wheelchair longer, allowing her to utilize her voice output device to communicate her wants and needs. Providing these gifts would be a godsend for the Campbell family. We are in awe of the commiment and sacrifice Helen and Earl have made. We are hoping you will find it in your heart to come to their assistance. Why? The Campbell Family Are In Dyer Need Of: 1. Accessible Van Cost $40,000 & up (2 wheelchairs need to fit) 2. Home Modification $25,000 & up WHETHER WE MISS, MEET OR EXCEED OUR GOAL, EVERY PENNY WE RECEIVE WILL GO TO THE FAMILY, PERIOD!!!!!! How? Step one: 1. Click the Give button. (PayPal) min. $5 or Use Link Email (PayPal):Copy & Paste Send to friends. 2. There's an account @ TD Bank (Brookhaven) in the name: Benefit for Da'miyah and Darren Campbell. 3. Helen Campbell 817 West 7th Street Chester, Pa 19013 THESE ARE THE ONLY WAYS TO DONATE MONIES. NO ONE WILL BE COLLECTING MONEY. Step Two: When? Now. We need to reach $75,000 by July, 15 2012 What else? We will apply the money to buy a Handicap Accessible Van and a Modified Addition on the 1st floor of their home. Who? Who do you know that would give a dollar or more AND tell a friend? Send them the link and ask them to give a dollar or more. Put it on your Facebook, Tweet the world. Tell your church. Challenge your club members or sorority or fraternity. What’s Next Public Event: Mrs. Helen Campbell is having a Benefit for Da'miyah and Darren Campbell @ First Penecostal Church on July, 15 2012 @ 4pm. ALL ARE WELCOME! Thank you in advance for your donation: GOD BLESS YOU!
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