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Lindy's Awesome New Wheelchair Fund
$2,750 Raised
102% of $2.7k goal
54 contributors
0 days left
Ended Jan 31, 2015
My mom, Lindy Dannelley, needs a wheelchair to stay independent. She had been saving for over a year to buy a new wheelchair when she was hit with a financial disaster that wiped out her wheelchair fund. More ...

My mom, Lindy Dannelley, has been using a wheelchair since 2007. She has sacroiliac joint dysfunction, a torn meniscus, myofascial pain syndrome, and non-iatrogenic Addison's disease. This makes walking slow and painful. Using a wheelchair saves her stamina and gives her mobility without pain. She needs the wheelchair to be truly independent, and more importantly, to stay employed.  

In May 2014, three disasters hit at the same time. The family car needed major repair and my stepdad needed emergency oral surgery. Paying for these wiped out the "new wheelchair fund," and then the third disaster hit: her old wheelchair broke beyond fixing. There was no way she could keep her job without the mobility of her chair, so she took out a short-term loan to buy a new one ($2,546). Now she's struggling to cover her bills and the loan repayments.

For a lot of my life, my mom raised me and my brother as a single mom. She sacrificed everything to make sure we grew up safe and happy. She is one of those people who will always, always come through with a helping hand, no matter how little time, money or energy she has to spare. Even as her ability to walk has degenerated, she has never lost her 'dancing spirit.' In fact, she has carried her passion into advocacy, and joined a troupe of mixed-ability modern dancers who perform shows in schools across Georgia. 

I would love it if she was able to receive for once, so I created this fundraiser to help pay off her wheelchair loan. Even $1 or $5 would be a blessing, but a kind thought or sharing to spread the word is appreciated too. You have our heartfelt gratitude!

Let's help my mom, Lindy, pay for her awesome new wheelchair so she can stay independent, stay employed, and KEEP DANCING!

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