Wheelchairs for Payton Given
As many of you are aware, my family suffered a devastating loss this year, when my beautiful cousin, Amy Given, passed away at the age of 34. She left behind four beautiful daughters, an amazing husband and so many more who are still reeling from this loss. Payton, one of Amy and Brad's 4 year old triplets, has Spastic Cerebral Palsy and will be needing wheelchairs for when she starts school in September. Please read the following message, written by Amy's husband, Brad and if you can help in anyway, let me know.
"I am asking and reaching out for help. Wouldn't it feel AMAZING to be a part of helping a 4 yr old beautiful little girl with Spastic Cerebral Palsy get wheelchairs to be able to go to school next year? We are trying to help raise monetary, product and/or service donations for Payton Given (Amy and Brad Given's daughter). As most of you are aware, Amy Given passed away January 26, 2012 and left behind a beautiful teenage daughter, beautiful triplet girls and myself. There is a benefit taking place on November 24th at Sackville Super Bowl (6 PM viewing and 7 PM auction) for Payton Given. Also, an account in trust of Payton has been set at Scotiabank Lower Sackville as well as an account with Sackville Bottle Exchange that you can donate your recyclables to. The account number is 33 so please take your recyclables to Sackville Bottle Exchange and donate to account 33. If you don't want to drive out to Sackville, I will go around one day to collect any recyclable donations you would like to contribute. Just give me a call. There are tickets for sale to attend the Benefit and Auction for $5 and other tickets available as well for draws. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE no donation or support is too little because every penny counts towards Payton's wheelchairs and being able to go to school next year. I would like to thank everyone in advance for your thoughtful support and help. As you all know me I am not a person to reach out and ask for help but know I really need to. Thanks again everyone. Love Brad"
Benefit & Auction
November 24, 2012 at the Sackville Super Bowl
6pm Viewing, 7pm Auction
Sackville Bottle Exchange
Account Number 33
Account in Trust for Payton Given
Scotiabank, Lower Sackville
This is such an important and worthy cause and one that means so much to me. Anything at all is a huge help. I have also been collecting the tabs off of pop tabs for the family. If anyone is interested in giving them to me at work, I will make sure to pass them on.
Thank you to everyone for taking the time to read this, Please feel free to circulate to anyone you think would be interested.
And now we have a chance to help her again! If you are on Facebook, please take a moment to like the 'Ramar Homes' page.
Then click on this link and vote for Payton to win a home renovation so that her home will be accessible for her new wheelchair.
"To all the Angels that made Payton's wheelchair possible,
We are Amy's Mom and Dad. How do you thank so many unselfish people? We would like to say God Bless you to all the children who sold their candy, gave up their allowances, the twins who wanted to celebrate their 4th birthday with P
ayton and the children who are working on bake sales at school. You are a real tribute to your parents. To give from the heart of a child is a priceless gift. To all of you who have offered Payton your own wheelchair, to those of you who have been afficted with Cerebral Palsy yourselves thank you for giving us hope. "God Bless you". To all the individuals and families who gave so generously of themselves, the organizations,businesses,work groups etc. God Bless you. We know Amy would be blown away at the community spirit as we know Brad is. Their 4 beautiful daughters are a real tribute to both of them.Thank you to all the people who are so instrumental in putting this all together. This has been a very emotional couple of weeks but because of such a dedicated family and the very best of friends we made it through. God Bless all of you.If you all have a chance some clear night look up at the stars. Look for the brightest shining one and we promise you it will be our beautiful daughter smiling down on each and everyone of you. Please know that we will be forever in your debt. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for all your love and support. "
Brad, I'm so thankful that you shared your story. Sometimes in life we get too comfortable in our lives and forget that there are others close by who need a helping hand. Ken and I wish you and the girls all the best. Ken and Sandra Fraser
Thank you, Brad, for taking courage in hand and asking for help. It has enabled so many of us to feel good about ourselves by contributing to Payton's and your family's comfort, health and happiness. I have sent my contribution to Scotia Bank in Lower Sackville so you get get full use of the funds. Best of luck to all of you and especially to Payton.
Congrats on reaching your goal...let's see if we can't make the house wheelchair accessible as well. I am so proud of how everyone came together for this family. I am truly impressed. You all rock!!!
My 9 year old daughter saw the CBC program and she went to school the next day and told her teacher all about Payton Given. Doug Given (Brad's Brother) is her uncle and she knows the triplets and Michaela. Her teacher showed the program to her Grade 4 class and now they are holding a bake sale and toy sale next week to raise money for Payton's family. It will be part of their KIDS for Peace school project called "FRIENDS OF PAYTON". The students are all VERY excited about this. They are such a kind and generous class and are very anxious to take action. My daughter is very excited that her class and SCHOOL are a part of this. Florence Elementary you ROCK...
We are so very happy for Payton and her family. God bless you all, and take care.
It is amazing what can be done when we all pull together - congrats on reaching your goal.
Yay!!....so glad you met your goal!!!
Congrats on meeting your goal! :)
I'm in Florida and i heard on the news this sad story about Brad's daughter . I'm so glad i was in front of the television, i jumped to my computer and google it so i could help. Please help the Given's family by sharing this good news that help is in the way by having your friends and family helping thru pledging.
Boy oh boy, this story has touched me to my core. Tears then smiles, tears then smiles. Payton, you are so pretty and you will look like a million bucks in that new chair! I hope I get to meet you at the auction along with your sweet family. Way to go donators!
I'm sure you will blow past $60000.00 easily. That is a wonderful amount to have raised but I hope a little extra money will be raised on top of it to help with some of the extras that this family has encountered.God knows raising one child can be expensive never mind 4 with a single income. God bless your family.
I live in New Brunswick and I have a 4 1/2 year old little girl with choreoathetoid cerebral palsy but Im linked to Children with Special Needs and they help cover those expenses, as well as her pedi craft canopy bed. There should be a program in NS to help do the same. Good luck !!
Made a twitter page on Payton's behalf. Would greatly appreciate if everyone would follow and retweet. Trying to spread the word too a larger group of people. Rememer to use the hashtag: "Wheelchair4Payton" www.twitter.com/60K4Payton
Made a twitter page on Payton's behalf. Would greatly appreciate if everyone would follow and retweet. Trying to spread the word too a larger group of people. twitter.com/60K4Payton
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Wow, this is amazing. Makes the heart feel good to know there are people who really care. Like the comment before when you outgrow this one, we can do it all again. Maybe, this will make life easier for you and your family.
I just want this family to have some help to make things easier. I know that she will outgrow the chair at some point but this dad needs some help now and I hope that when the time comes for another chair that we can all come together again to help out. This dad is a superdad.
I being a person with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy was taken by this video. I remember how it was growing up and how much things cost. Easter seals should be able to provide some type of support.
There are also grants available through CMHC to build wheel chair ramps etc. Please visit http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/prfinas/index.cfm for more information on their programs that may help this terrific family.
Hi! Check out this link. They may be able to help out http://www.presidentschoice.ca/LCLOnline/pcccApply.jsp It certainly can't hurt applying.