Thank you to my old cheer buddy Krinda Hie for your awesome donation today! Krinda's donation brought us to $1365 collected today on gofundme.com...added with the raffle sales so far we are at $1715 collected for this cause! So awesome!
Please don't forget to help make this little girls face light up when her service dog Riley can come home...donate today at gofundme.com/kailey-riley or in person at Lima Superior FCU!
THANKS AGAIN FOR HELPING ME REACH MY GOAL FOR KAILEY! ðŸ˜Š
Thank you to Sue and Bill Junk and Lisa T. for your donations today...getting us a step closer to my goal!
Don't forget to donate at gofundme.com/kailey-riley or in person at all Lima Superior FCU locations!
Have a great rest of the week! ðŸ˜Š
We have surpassed the $1300 mark - thank you to Lisa T. for her donation!
I am posting a challenge today for 50 people to donate just $10 either on gofundme.com/kailey-riley or in person at any Lima Superior banking location (deposit into the fund account: Support Kailey & Riley)...that would bring in $500 in one day - our best day yet! Lets keep the mission moving forward and bring this service dog home to Kailey!
Thank you to all who have donated so far - your kindness and generosity are so greatly appreciated!
Have a great rest of the week!
Kailey and Riley loving on each other!
Don't forget to donate to the Support Kailey & Riley cause at gofundme.com/kailey-riley or in person at any Superior credit union location!
Have a blessed day!
Such a great donation day for Kailey & Riley!!! A total today of $90 so far!!! We are just shy of $1300 collected for the cause!
The chicken dinner fundraiser is in the works for mid June in Lima, $8 pre-sale tickets will be sold starting in a few weeks!
Don't forget to listen in on local Lima station 92.1 "The Frog Morning Show" where yours truly will be interviewed regarding my campaign!
Thanks for spreading the word and all the donations!
Please donate today to help Kailey bring Riley home! I am on a mission to make this happen for one reason (see the photo I have attached)...look at the excitement in Kaileys face when she and Riley are together! Just makes me so proud of myself and all of our wonderful donors so far for getting this dream closer and closer each day!
Thank you to EVERYONE who has spread the word on this campaign and donated to this cause! I am forever grateful!
Donate at: gofundme.com/kailey-riley or by visiting any Superior FCU and make a deposit to "Support Kailey & Riley"!
Have a great weekend!
The end to another fantastic week for donations is fast approaching. "Payday Friday" is a great time to "pay it forward" and help out someone in need! Donations being accepted on the site listed above or any area Lima Superior FOR for Kailey & Riley!
Have a HAPPY Friday!!!
Thanks to the daily donors today...Laura Greenslade and Lisa Finn...your generosity is greatly appreciated!
If you haven't had the chance to read the short biography about Kailey and Riley, please review the site above and take a minute or two to read this remarkable story! I am over 20% to my goal...I'm blown away at all the dinations!
If you would rather donate by cash or check, stop by any Lima Superior Federal Credit Union and deposit your donation to "Kailey & Riley". Out of town friends wishing to donate by cash or check can email me at email@example.com.
THANKS AGAIN....LET'S KEEP THESE DONATIONS ROLLING IN! ðŸ˜
Off to a great start this morning...Thank you to Laura Greenslade for her generous $20 donation...we are only $5 from collecting $1200...In only 9 days! I can't begin to thank all you donors enough for helping to change Kailey's life forever!
Now who wants to be the Wednesday hero and make the donation that carries us over the $1200 mark?!?!
I have attached a new photo of Mr. Riley...who could resist these puppy dog eyes? ðŸ˜‹
THANK YOU TO LENANNE MILLER FOR MAKING MY NIGHT EVEN BETTER! what an awesome day for donations...A total of $250 in contributions today! I appreciate ALL the help and support!
Now who out there wants to bring me to an even $1200?!?! :)
Dan Weldy. ..Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your donation today! You along with other donors today pulled me through and surpassed my second week goal...and it is only Tuesday! Thank you thank you thank you!
For anyone local to the Lima area, there has been a bank account setup at Superior FCU under the name: Kailey & Riley
Donors wishing to contribute to the fund in person rather than online may do so by visiting any Superior FCU location, give the account name and the teller will handle it from there. You will also be provided with a receipt for your donation at that time to use for tax purposes.
Be looking for local PSA announcements on Hometown Stations in the Lima viewing area as well as an interview with Laura, Kailey's mom and myself on 92.1 FM "The Frog Morning Show" next week! I appreciate everything that 92.1 FM "The Frog Morning Show", Hometown Stations/WLIO, Clear Channel Broadcasting (93.9 FM) and DJ Old Skool are doing to help spread the word for this cause!
The pancake and sausage breakfast is being planned - further details will follow!
Thanks again for keeping the message alive and all the fantastic donations!
Another fantastic donation by Cory Deal this morning! Thank You Thank You Thank You! We will definitely be passing by my weekly goal this week!
Thanks again everyone! Means so much to see others giving to this awesome little girl!
Awesome start to my Tuesday! Thank you Lisa Berman for donating $25 already this morning!
We are now at $850..My goal for closing out this week is $1000!!!! I AM ALMOST THERE...lets keep the word flowing and the donations rolling in!
Thanks again everyone, this would not be possible without all of you generous donors!
Thanks to Travis and Joelle Pond for their generous $50 donation, we are now up over the $800 mark! I can not thank you all enough for the generosity!
Local Lima/St. Mary's Friends, I am in the process of setting up a "Support Kailey & Riley" account at Superior FCU in case you would rather drop off donations, then use your card online....more details to follow on this!
Keep the word alive, post the following link to social media, text messages, emails or pass it along by word of mouth:
This fundraiser would not be possibly without the generosity of all of you! Thanks again!
She looks so pretty in her prom dress!
Sundays are a wonderful day to reflect and consider how we can make a difference in someone's life.
While reflecting please consider a small donation to the Kailey & Riley fundraiser. Every dollar goes to make a difference in Kailey's life by providing her with Riley her service dog!
Enjoy the remainder of this beautiful weekend! Thanks again!
Good Morning Friends -
I am so proud of all the generosity during week #1 and want to keep this moving forward with additional donations! If you or friends or family members want to donate but do not want to do so online, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will provide my mailing address.
Thanks again for posting the above link and sharing with family and friends! Every $ collected gets Kailey closer to Riley coming home...This girl needs our help!
Have a great weekend!
Who wants to be the one to bring us over $550 donated in one week? Just a $10 donation and you can make that happen!
Be listening (local in Lima) for radio promotions on 93.9 (thanks to DJ Old Skool) and on 92.1 The Frog Morning Show featuring an interview with myself and Kailey's mom! Hoping to have the fund raising event planned soon as well!!!
Thanks again for the contributions! I couldn't make this happen without these donations!
I'm sure my redundancy is overwhelming..but I am determined to do what I need to so that Kailey can bring home Riley soon! Since today is payday. .."pay it forward" and help me help Kailey Wright!
Another great day for donations! Let's keep them flowing in!!! ðŸ˜
Thanks to the generous donation by Patricia LeAnn Fast-Lee, I have no surpassed the goal I set for this week!!! Total raised so far....$475! That's almost $100 over what I planned!
Keep the word moving, post the link above to any social media, emails, text messages or pass the word by mouth!
Thanks again for all the fantastic donations!
Here is a photo of Kailey going to prom!
As always...Thank you for the continued support with the fundraising for Kailey and Riley!
Tomorrow is pay day for many of us..."pay it forward" by donating a small amount to this very important cause!
Every $ helps get Kailey closer to bringing Riley home! ðŸ˜
What an AMAZING day of fundraising we have had!!! So many donations here as well as checks being mailed in!!!! AWESOME JOB...THANK YOU!
We are well on our way to surpass my weekly goal + (thanks to a suggestion from a friend - Kayla Burrows) I contacted the local radio stations...One is on board with running some short clips about the fundraising as well as promoting it on the DJ's personal and radio Facebook pages plus another radio station is hoping to interview us to promote on the air as well! This is a GREAT DAY!!!!
Thanks again for the donations and the sharing of this story - can not do this with out all of you!
I want to again take time today to express how thankful I am for the outpouring of donations for my cause! Thanks to all who have posted the story and link and donated to this little girl!
Keep the donations coming in...post and share the following link to any social media, emails or text messages:
Thanks again for all the support!
Thanks to all the donations today...let's keep moving towards our goal to bring Kailey and Riley together! Every $$ gets us closer to succeeding!
Copy and paste the web link above to show your support!
HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!
I appreciate the help from all of the donations this week...we are part way there! Keep sharing the story about Kailey by copying the Web link above. Let's keep sharing and donating!! ðŸ˜
GOOOOOOOD MORNING ALL MY FANTASTIC DONORS!!!!
Help make a world of difference for Kailey...let's get Riley home!!!
Post this link for all to see where they can donate to the cause:
Hoping for a few more donations today friends! Kailey Marie Wright is one of my dearest friends...When I get to spend time with her...I enjoy her smile, her jokes and especially her laughter...it just makes all the stress of my world fade away!
Let's all band together and help make a world of difference in her life with this service dog Riley!
Thanks again for helping with my mission friends! Xoxo
What a great start to our donations yesterday! Thank you again to everyone who took to the time to read about Kailey and offer to help in my mission to raise funds to bring home her service dog, Riley! I hope I can raise just as much today!
Please copy and share the following web link to get the word out there about the fundraiser. Post this to text messages, Facebook, Twitter and emails and help me get closer to our goal!
Your help is greatly appreciated!
Kailey reading to Riley during a visit!
Thanks to EVERYONE who has joined my campaign to raise funds to provide a service dog for Kailey!!! Let's keep the donations flowing! ðŸ˜
Help Me To Help Kailey Bring Riley Home!!!
I have a very dear friend of mine name Kailey Marie Wright that I met about 5 years ago after taking a job in Delphos, OH. Kailey has a remarkable story about life, struggles and how miracles really do come true! Kailey was born in 1995 with Hypo Plastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) Critical Aorta Stenosis. She was later diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy as well. HLHS is a rare congenital heart defect where the left ventricle is severely underdeveloped at birth. Without life-prolonging interventions, HLHS is fatal, but with interventions an infant may survive.
I have started these fund raising efforts to help her and her family raise enough money to bring home a service dog named "Riley".
Any help that you are able to give, is greatly appreciated and will provide Kailey with the opportunities for more independence, self-reliance and a raised self-esteem! Kailey has a remarkable story about life, struggles and how miracles really do come true...and here is her story:
At one day old...
Prior to being hospital discharged, Kailey's parents were told that their seemingly healthy 6lb 4oz baby girl had a slight heart murmur and further tests were needed.
Later that evening an entire team of specialists, doctors and nurses came into the room accompanied by a Chaplin. What they were about to tell them, would change the family's life forever. The hospital representatives explained the options that were available; (1) A heart transplant (which Kailey would not survive the lengthy waiting list) (2) Compassionate care (taking her home and letting her pass away - which was not an option, or (3) A 3 stage surgery (this is the option the family chose).
Kailey's parents arrived across the street from Duke Medical Center around midnight, still shocked by the news they had received. At 5:00AM they recieved the call they hoped they would not receive. Their beautiful, seemingly healthy baby girl was crashing and they were needed immediately at the hospital! They were taken to a small room and told there was nothing more they could do. The hospital explained that no HLHS child had ever survived with blood gasses as high as she had and there was no longer hope to saving her and wanted to have her baptized. The staff of specialists explained Kailey's brain had hemorrhaged and that her entire left brain had been affected, even her brain stem. They continued to tell her parents that it would not be long before the other side was affected and that she would become brain dead. Laura, Kailey's mother, recalled this painful moment with me. She explained "they took us over to her bedside where I was able to touch my little angel. She was laying there, on her back, so helpless and so volnerable (its a vision that will stay with me forever). I remember her being so cold and her body wasn't pink but a dusky dark color. The doctors explained to me that this coloration was due to a lack of circulation to her extremities and had begun having organ failure, and this was further proof she was slipping away. The docotors told us there was a 0% chance of survival. We never asked God to save her, only to take away the pain she may be having".
After relentless attempts to have them pull the plug there was a miracle! As the family sat next to her incubator, they noticed a small stream of what appeared to be urine coming down the catheter! And that was all the family needed to see to have hope that Kailey would pull through! The doctors still stressed to the family "this changes nothing" and urged the family to make the decision to pull the plug. The family refused. The next decision the family was faced with was to go against the doctor's advice and proceed with the 3 stage surgery to save their little girl. Surgery #1 (Norwood Procedure) and then onto surgery #2 (Bidirectional Glenn) which was completed at 4 months old. Both surgeries were a success and at 8 months old, the FAMILY GOT TO BRING THEIR BABY HOME! At the age of 3 Kailey had surgery #3 (the Fontan). After several trips to the ER, crashes and seizures (including several Grand Mal Seizures), I am happy to report that Kailey is a heathy 19 year old girl...and one of my dearest friends!
Kailey has also been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy with functions levels of a 3 - 6 year old as well as having Epilepsy.
Kailey was referred to the Cleveland Clinic Neurology by her Neurologist at Dayton's Children's Hospital to do to the amount of seizure activity she has throughout each day. She was admitted in October 2014 for a week of EEG monitoring on the Epilepsy unit at the Cleveland Clinic. In November 2014 she was admitted once again for a surgery where they drilled 12 bur holes into her left side skull to place in depth units to monitor her seizure activity more precisely and to stimulate the electrodes to see what part of the brain (visual, speech, movement, etc.) would be affected. After the results were received, the family then had to make a very painful and difficult decision on whether to go through with the brain surgery, where the left half of the brain (which as you remember from earlier had been highly affected by hemorrhaging early in life) would be removed. The decision was made to proceed with the surgery. On January 10, 2014 Kailey had the surgery and has now been seizure free for more than 2 months! Kailey did have some setbacks from the surgery, mostly on her right side, but the Doctor feels she will gain back what she lost over time.
"Riley" and Wagmor Service Dogs...
Kailey is working on receiving a service dog "Riley" through Wagmore Service Dogs ( www.WagmorServiceDogs.com). She craves to have something she can call her own and a service dog will do just that! Riley will be her companion and will always be at her side. It is our hope that her service dog Riley will stay on her good vision side as she lost some of her field of vision in the right eye during her brain surgery. Riley will give Kailey much more self-confidence and the hope is that as Kailey and Riley bond, thus the dependence on her mother will lessen. Kailey spends all the free time she can going to visit Riley, often reading to him, playing fetch or just simply petting him! Riley is all she talks about lately and is a much needed addition to the family!
Any help that you can give to help me to help Kailey bring Riley home, is greatly appreciated! Funds I raise will go directly to helping Kailey and Riley! Any funds we raise over our goal will be donated to Wagmore Service Dogs to assist another family in need!