Fund for Kevin Wayne Family

Raised: $10,775.00
Goal: $25,000.00

Created by

Teresa Gonzales

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On Friday, October 18, my grand nephew, Kevin Wayne, Jr. was injured in a freak accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down and breathing with the help of a ventilator. October... more


Updated posted by Teresa Gonzales 4 months ago

Thank you for the continued support and prayers. I've neglected to update this site because we hit a bit of a rough patch. As you can imagine, this has been an emotional roller coaster ride for the family and most of all, for Kevin. Just before Thanksgiving he had a set-back and wasn't able to eat or talk. Spirits were very low for both Kevin and the family. I didn't want to update the site with negative news during the holiday season.

Thankfully, this low point has passed and Kevin is talking again and has been cleared to eat. His parents and the rest of the family seem to be doing better emotionally as well. He will most likely remain at Children's through January. I've attached a photo from earlier today.



Updated posted by Teresa Gonzales 4 months ago

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I've been on a much needed vacation and have been offline. Kevin had a setback today. We thought he was finally able to eat and drink but he aspirated some food and is back to a feeding tube until he can be re-evaluated. We are thankful for the progress he's made. Perhaps we were all pushing him too far and too fast.


Updated posted by Teresa Gonzales 5 months ago

More good news. today we got the news that he passed his swallowing tests and will be able to eat normal food. This is all such great news. This has been a positive and uplifting week. Thank you all for everything. Here is a link to Kevin on Komo 4 News tonight.

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Created by Teresa Gonzales on October 24, 2013

On Friday, October 18, my grand nephew, Kevin Wayne, Jr. was injured in a freak accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down and breathing with the help of a ventilator. October 24th was his 17th birthday. His parents are by his side 24/7 and both have had to leave their jobs. My niece and her partner, the mother and father, need financial assistance to get through this immediate crisis until a longer-term funding source can be established. Friends and family are exhausting their own resources to pay for gas, parking, food, etc. Any and all financial help is welcome.

I've increased the funding request because it is clear this will be a very long and costly journey for Kevin and his family. Donations can also be made at Banner Bank, The Kevin Wayne Family Fund.

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How is Kevin doing now (2/24/14). I haven't gotten on site for awhile. I hope my ongoing donation has been ongoing automatically from my account. I haven't kept track. But would love know and hear how he is doing!!

posted by Norma Harris-Check 1 month ago

I have cancer and I am going through treatment. Your in my thought and prayers. Ive learned to take one day at a time. keep the faith in God.

posted by Autumn Lewsadder 5 months ago

Haircut is great!! You have a nice smile. Keep it up! You're in my prayers!!

posted by Norma Harris-Check 5 months ago

Prayers for Kevin and his family!!!!!!!!

posted by MaryAnn Calley 5 months ago

I am so sorry for all of the bad news for Kevin and his family. My thoughts are with you, as you struggle to cope. I hope the infection clears soon, so they can perform the surgery.

posted by Jodie Kelley 5 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. I wish Kevin a speedy recovery.

posted by Brandy Sander 5 months ago

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Recent Donations (185)

$10,775 raised by 185 people in 6 months.



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Matthew Harpham

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Stay strong Kevin! I am praying for you!




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Mary Byrd

4 months ago


I ran across the story and was moved. My best to your family and to Kevin.




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