Fund for Kevin Wayne Family

$10,825 of $25k goal

Raised by 186 people in 35 months
Teresa Gonzales  SEATTLE, WA
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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Update 21
33 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.

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Update 20
34 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.
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Update 19
34 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.

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Freak-hunting-accident-leaves-Auburn-teen-paralyzed-232777841.html
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Update 18
34 months ago

Kevin is now in Children's Hospital ICU and what an upgrade!! It is a beautiful facility and a very warm and generous place. The nurses are much gentler and kinder and everything looks brand new. Kevin and Aurea have been approved for housing through the Ronald McDonald House so they will be able to be close by. There is a bed in Kevin's room where they can stay if they need to.

But I have even better news to report...KEVIN SPOKE THIS MORNING!!! Yes, he talked briefly to his grandfather over the phone. We are beyond thrilled. He is also able to swallow on his own which means he may be able to eat normally. Miracles do happen. Thank you all so much for the positive thoughts and prayers.

I've attached a photo of Kevin in his new room with some of his neighbors from Star Wars. : )
KJ gets a warm welcome at Children's
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Norma Harris-Check
31 months ago

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!!

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Autumn Lewsadder
34 months 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.

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Norma Harris-Check
34 months ago

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

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MaryAnn Calley
35 months ago

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

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Jodie Kelley
35 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.

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Brandy Sander
35 months ago

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

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$10,825 of $25k goal

Raised by 186 people in 35 months
Created October 24, 2013
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$50
Marie Berger
27 months ago

I told you about the Auburn Food Bank & Debbie Christian. My family is praying for the Lord to restore to you all that you have sacrificed.

$20
Anonymous
30 months ago
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$10
Matthew Harpham
31 months ago

Stay strong Kevin! I am praying for you!

$50
Anonymous
32 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$50
Anonymous
33 months ago (Monthly Donation)
MB
$25
Mary Byrd
34 months ago

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

$50
Anonymous
34 months ago (Monthly Donation)
MH
$100
Martin Hogan
34 months ago
$100
Anonymous
34 months ago
$50
Anonymous
34 months ago
Norma Harris-Check
31 months ago

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!!

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Autumn Lewsadder
34 months 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.

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Norma Harris-Check
34 months ago

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

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MaryAnn Calley
35 months ago

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

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Jodie Kelley
35 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.

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Brandy Sander
35 months ago

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

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