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Aug 24

Fundraiser for Wheelchair Van

Sun, Aug 24, 2014 @ 12:00 am
 

         

            Keith White, Jr. has overcome many obstacles in his life. He was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus when he was born. Keith was given his last rights read to him 16 times. He is now 21 years of age. Keith’s disability is related to a serious brain malformation that left him with intellectual disabilities such as cerebral palsy, vision and hearing concerns, epilepsy, frequent aspiration pneumonia, temperature irregularity, seizure disorder, frequent suctioning, shunt in place and the loss of movement. He often requires home-based IV antibiotic treatment every 6 hours for respiratory infections.  He is also on supplemental oxygen therapy via nasal cannula 24/7. Keith receives physical therapy, occupational therapy, music, speech, and vision therapy here at home. Keith does not attend a program or school due to his disability.  He is in need of a wheelchair van to improve the quality of care and transportation to and from the doctors and hospital. We currently lift him in and out of the car when we go out to the doctor, hospital or any outings. Keith’s current weight is 88 lbs, and his chair that we lift in and out of the car is 120 lbs. We have 2 other children, a boy who is 10 and a girl who is 16.  They help us out a lot when it comes to their brother.  Sometimes we have to take one of them with us on Keith’s doctor appointments to help with suctioning him when he needs it or help carry his oxygen. We try to make their lives as normal as possible with activities and everyday life, but it’s not easy for any of us. Keith is always keeping us on our toes.  We thank the Lord and we cherish every day we get to spend with him. We are asking everyone to share our story and help us with our fundraiser for a wheelchair van.  Thank you we hope to see everyone at the Benefit.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR ALL DONATIONS FOR OUR EVENT THAT WILL BE

HAPPENING  On AUGUST 24.2014 

LOCATION IS ATLYON LAKE, NASSAU NY

(Contact person) Eileen White 494 North Nassau Rd, Averill Park, NY 518-674-3586            https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-    xclick&host_button_id+MLLD55W9RT3VJ

 

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