Photographer Needs A New Wheelchair

$9,021 of $5,000 goal

Goal Reached!
I have been struggling for the better part of 3 years to get my wheelchair repaired or replaced only to find myself between a rock and a hard place. One of the major issues I am facing with certain companies is they wont fix my chair because I did not purchase it from them.

After making costly repairs myself, I've been attempting to get a new wheelchair through my insurance for 2 years. Due to all the red tape, this process has been made more difficult than it was 7 years ago. Now my chair is starting to come apart and I need help before my mobility becomes difficult.

The wheelchair I'm in need of will cost between $5,000 and $7,000. I have set a goal of $5,000 with the hopes that we are able to raise much more. This will allow me to repair my old wheelchair and donate that to someone in need.


Be sure to check out the videos below for my personal story.

Thank you for all your support,

Jaleel





Reward Level Details:

L1 - I will personally e-mail you a thank you!

L2 - You will be mailed a signed 4x6 print of one of my images!

L3 - You will be mailed a signed 5x7 print of one of my images!

L4 - You will be mailed a signed 8x10 print of one of my images!

L5 - You will be mailed a signed 11x14 print of one of my images!

L6 - You will be mailed a signed 16x24 print of one of my images!

L7 - You will be mailed a Limited Edition Printed Portfolio Set of 5 images from my collect! These 5 images are from early years of my photography but represent not only why I love photography, but also why I love life for the simple things. This 8x10 set, will be signed and numbered as well.

L8 - You will have portrait day with me in Philadelphia! You will spend a day traveling with me through the city capturing moments on the streets in such places as the Italian Market and Center City. Not only that but during our adventure, I'll be capturing you as well!

You will also receive a special one of kind 10 image collection from the day. That will be signed and numbered just for you!








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Update 9
Posted by Jaleel King
34 months ago
Here are a couple of photos of the new chair!!! I'm still getting use to it but it's so nice being able to get in and out of it without feeling like it's about to fall forward. I truly can't thank you all enough! I'll be doing more follow up. Best Valentine's gift ever thanks to all you!
New Chair!!
New Chair!!
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Update 8
Posted by Jaleel King
34 months ago
While I didn't find someone to give my love to on this Valentine's Day, I did get love from UPS! What's in the box!!! :D Joooooy!! Now to put it all together.
It has arrived!!!
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Update 7
Posted by Jaleel King
34 months ago
Another batch of photos have been mailed out! Only a few more to go.

I wanted to thank everyone who have received their images in the mail for posting photos of them and tagging me as well as the kind words. After a rough start to my week I needed it and seeing those really made my day!

Those who live in Philly, I wanted to try to actually deliver the images in person but well mother nature laughed at that idea!

The chair is due to arrive tomorrow but I think it might get delayed because of the weather.

I again thank everyone for being patient with me. :)
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Update 6
Posted by Jaleel King
34 months ago
Good news!! I have mailed out the vast majority of the images which many should be getting sometime next week. All those who are outside the US it will take longer. All that are left are the larger prints. Speaking of NEXT WEEK, I have officially received tracking from UPS for chair! It's coming from Washington state, and right not somewhere in the middle of the country. :)

I'll further update everyone once I get the rest in mail.
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Tony Gatlin
34 months ago

We are so happy for you, Jaleel. We enjoyed the print we received in the mail. It's going straight into a frame and up on the wall in our studio.

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Chidananda M R Bangalore
36 months ago

Hi friends, can you pease donate some money for our family. http://donateonemilliondollarstofamily.ejaga.com/

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$9,021 of $5,000 goal

Goal Reached!
Created November 23, 2013
$25
Anonymous
34 months ago
$100
Paul Seymour
35 months ago

Awesome Jaleel I was contacted by a photographer who is in a chair and using my focus pulling invention to shoot. You guys are so inspiring and I love that you don't let you handicap stop you from your love of photography.

MP
$25
Michael Penn
35 months ago
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$25
Tina Thompson
35 months ago

Love your work. It makes me smile everytime I look at the photos. I would love to spend some time taking some shots with you. :) merry Christmas and happy new year!!!!

DG
$10
David Gerz
36 months ago
$8
Anonymous
36 months ago
$10
Anonymous
36 months ago
$25
Lisa Osta
36 months ago

Best to you, glad so many photographers have pitched in.

$25
Anonymous
36 months ago
OH
$25
Oksana HARRIS
36 months ago

I've always thought that if something happened to me and I couldn't walk anymore the worst part would be that I wouldn't be able to do what I love, which is photography. Now I know it doesn't have to stop you. Thank you for your bravery and inspiration!

Tony Gatlin
34 months ago

We are so happy for you, Jaleel. We enjoyed the print we received in the mail. It's going straight into a frame and up on the wall in our studio.

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Chidananda M R Bangalore
36 months ago

Hi friends, can you pease donate some money for our family. http://donateonemilliondollarstofamily.ejaga.com/

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