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"There is no greater Joy than to help a friend"...
I have some dear friends who have a disabled child. Their son was born with a rare joint contracture disease called Distal Arthrogryposis and he also suffered a hypoxic brain injury sometime at or ...
"There is no greater Joy than to help a friend"...
I have some dear friends who have a disabled child. Their son was born with a rare joint contracture disease called Distal Arthrogryposis and he also suffered a hypoxic brain injury sometime at or near birth. He is now 11 years old and is completely dependent for all his daily needs. Due to that fact, he is confined to a wheelchair. Unfortunately his wheelchair no longer fits him. He needs a new one . Due to the heinous state of our health care system, his insurance will only pay for a new wheelchair every 5 years. The wheelchair he has had for many years is too small and no longer works. His parents work hard. Both of them have full time jobs. They also have 2 other children to care for. This is a deserving family who has hit on hard times just like a lot of us these past few years. There are a number of expenses that arise that they just can not meet. Their son not only needs a new wheelchair, he also needs a bath chair. Their home really could use a ramp for them to be able to get him in the car more easily. Their van that transports him is also in need of some expensive repairs.
I decided to try this fundraising venture in order to help them out with some of the basic things they need for their child with disabilities...I believe it takes a village to raise our children in todays world. I figure if i can get 400 people to donate $10 each then they can purchase some of the things he needs. When i started Googling organizations that could possibly help, I was appalled to find that there is so much red tape involved in asking for help. The paperwork alone can take months to fill out. Then there are thousands ahead of you on a list needing help. When i heard about fundrazr, i decided to give it a try. I figure if everyone who sees this story, will pass it on to all their friends on facebook, then we have a good chance of raising the money this family needs. I am only asking for you to give what you can...every penny helps in a situation like this. Thank you my friends, from the bottom of my heart.
Shawn Barger
mother,daughter,sister,friend...
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