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Help Michael purchase his own handcycle.
$2,370 raised
95% of $2.5k goal
36 contributors
3 Years running
Michael Porter was diagnosed with a very rare nerve disease which only affects 2 out of every 1,000,000 people in the world - Churg Strauss Syndrome. Michael has been a very active person his entire life, and loves to exercise as ...

Three years ago, Michael Porter was diagnosed with a very rare nerve disease which only affects 2 out of every 1,000,000 people in the world - "Churg Strauss Syndrome." 

Michael has been a very active person his entire life, and loves to exercise as much as possible. He has not let this disease slow him down. Going from wheelchair, to walker, to cane, he is improving his mobility, however the nerve damage in his feet will be permanent creating the need for a handcycle for consistent cardio exercise. 

Instead of feeling sorry for himself, Michael has volunteered countless hours at Oregon Disability Sports, and with "Incight Non-Profit Organization" to help those less mobile than himself. 

Michael understands the importance of cardiovascular exercise, especially with his condition, so he ideally would ride his hand cycle every other day, on top of his aquatic physical therapy. 

From time to time, Michael is able to borrow a bike from Oregon Disability Sports ("ODS" - a local non-profit organization), but the goal is for Michael to be able to purchase his own bike so he can ride whenever he would like, and keep improving his health little by little. If Michael had his own bike, he would continue to volunteer and join Oregon Handcycle Alliance - an organization that co-coordinates long rides all over the beautiful state of Oregon - including the Portland Marathon. 

With the great news of the recent $2,100 grant from Challenged Athletes Foundation (www.challengedathletesfoundation.org), we only need $2,500 more to pay for a new bike! We humbly ask for a donation towards a great cause if you can. If you cannot donate financially, we ask that you share this page with others and that would be greatly appreciated!

Donations will be accepted either online or by mail, and once we reach our goal, the fundraiser will stop receiving funds. "FundRazr" is the tool that we will use which utilizes PayPal for any online payment, and physical checks can be sent to Michael & Edie Porter at the following address:

12392 SE 43rd Ave.
Milwaukie, OR 97222

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