Wheelchair Van For Sean
Sean is normally a very happy boy and even with his limited vocabulary is quite a clown and he knows it. His favorite thing is listening to his music. Since he was an infant he has loved pop classical, especially Il Divo. They have been our magic since he was an infant and almost always is soothed when they are playing. He also likes Josh Groban, Celine Dion and the soundtracks to The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. He loves playing with his toys which are usually infant/young toddler toys. He loves his learning toys that play music.
This year Sean has grown quite a bit. He is now 70lbs and over 4 ft tall. I currently transfer Sean from his chair into his car seat and stow the wheelchair in the rear of the van we have. Lifting him in and out of his car seat is getting to be more of a challenge. In my life I have already had 2 back injuries and a back surgery. My fear is that eventually my back will give out and I will be unable to care for Sean. He has specialist appointments almost 2 hours away and therapy sessions 3 days a week. 30 min away. Now a wheel chair van has become a necessity.
I have had Sean in my custody since he was 6 weeks old and adopted him when he was 3 1/2.
Thank you so much for your interest in Sean and your desire to help him. God Bless you all. Lisa and Sean Vinson
This week he has an appointment at his neurologist in Tampa. He had an EEG back in March and we will get the results of that. They just wanted to do one since it had been a long time since his last one. He has still not had any seizures. Please pray that our air works well enough during our trip. It's supposed to be in the mid 90's all week.
We've wrapped up our Pampered Chef Fundraiser. $250.00 was raised towards the van. Thank you so much to all who participated. I really appreciate it.
I found out the balance in the Suntrust bank account for the van that the Knights of Columbus started for us is now up to $25,300.00 and I have $400 to add to that total. We are getting there.
Please continue to share this to increase exposure. God Bless. HUGS from me and Sean.
Tomorrow night is the Pampered Chef party and we will go live on Facebook for those of you who want to take part but can't be there in person. Thank you to all who have already placed orders. It is very much appreciated. The party will be open for several days after for those who want to place an order after the party. I'll let you know when it will be closing. Thanks for reading and God Bless.
Our newest fundraiser has begun with a Pampered Chef party. The actual party will be on June 20th but orders can be placed any time between now and July 27th to be attributed to the van fundraiser. 15% of each order will go towards our van. Please share this post so the maximum amount of people will be able to see the fundraiser link. Thanks so much and God Bless!
Because the air in our existing van has been going in and out, plus the windows don't go down, a couple of weeks ago I had scheduled a medical van for his Shriner's appointment today. I found out this morning that the ride was never scheduled and they never bothered to let me know so I could make other arrangements. So I wound up taking our van. It was pretty warm in there on the way but I literally laid hands on my van when we were leaving and asked the Lord to get us home and with at least cool air. It was warm for a bit and then the air kicked in the rest of the way home. It wasn't cold but it was much cooler than on the way. Thank you Lord!
Sean weighs 103 LBS Yikes. He's gained 10lbs since the end of Sept and he is 56 inches. He's hitting those early puberty growth spurts. He also had his usual x-rays and they said his hips and spine look perfect. You could see where he had his hip surgeries and they have healed well.
I am so thankful that he travels so well. He's sound asleep as we had a long day. Thanks to all who are praying for us and are helping with the fundraising especially the shares. God Bless. Lisa and Sean
Edit: He was being sneaky when I checked on him because just as I was about to hit send on this he began knocking on his bed LOL He wasn't ready to go to sleep after all even if Mama is :)