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$2,230 of $3,800 goal

Raised by 37 people in 39 months
Rhonda Pelka Inman  PEORIA, IL

This is to help my Mother, Leona to get to Louisville, KY in September 2014 for a book event she has been invited to. She recently wrote her first (and only so far) book at the age of 70 called Hemphill Towers.  

Leona has Muscular Dystrophy and is also deaf. She has been wheelchair bound for over 30 years and the handicapped van that she has had for the last 20 years is no longer reliable. We are afraid she will be stranded just using the current van to take her to Dr appointments etc!! Without the use of a handicapped van she cannot travel or leave her home. We are asking for help to be able to RENT a van for that weekend of the book event to get her to Louisville and to help with her travel expenses. It is going to cost almost 1,000 just for van rental for the weekend.

Since her hands are drawn up from the Muscular Dystrophy she had to type the entire book using an unsharpened pencil to type on the keyboard.....needless to say it took her longer than it would a person without disabilities but she stuck to it. It would be nice to think that she would make lots of money from the writing of her book but since she is not a well known author needless to say that has not happened!!  

You can purchase the book at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or museitup Publishing.

I want to thank anyone and everyone who takes the time to read my Mother's story and donates to her cause. She would never ask for anything herself. May God bless you!!

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Update 24
Posted by Rhonda Inman
30 months ago
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We are getting close to the blast off date!! Please don't forget to donate to help Leona get to Louisville!!! And to those who have already....Thank you again so much!!
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Update 23
Posted by Rhonda Inman
31 months ago
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Just want to send out a thank you to all of those that have donated so far!!! It is greatly appreciated and will forever be remembered!! :)
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Update 22
Posted by Rhonda Inman
31 months ago
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Just want to send out a thank you to all of those that have donated so far!!! It is greatly appreciated and will forever be remembered!!
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Update 21
Posted by Rhonda Inman
31 months ago
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A big Thank You to Kelly and Matt for helping us to get closer to our goal!!!
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$2,230 of $3,800 goal

Raised by 37 people in 39 months
Created January 10, 2014
Rhonda Pelka Inman  
$25
Adam Morrison
30 months ago

Leona is more than an inspiration!

LS
$10
Leila Smith
30 months ago
KP
$200
Keith&Susan Pence
30 months ago

We love you Mom! Hope you have a great time!

$10
Anonymous
31 months ago
$50
Anonymous
31 months ago
$25
Anonymous
31 months ago
JT
$40
Josh Thornbrugh
31 months ago
$25
Mysti Parker
31 months ago
RH
$25
rebecca harmston
31 months ago

thank you, Aunt Leona for helping me sign up for the F2K class. I'm really enjoying learning for to write.

$50
Kathy Sturm
31 months ago
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