Wheelchair Van for Reese

$30,100 of $40k goal

Raised by 151 people in 29 months
Kristen Hall Blanford  PHOENIX, AZ
Will you help us get some Wheels for Reese?  Reese D'Ortenzio was born with Aicardi Syndrome in 2007.  Characterized by the doctors as a "catastrophic diagnosis," the Syndrome involves daily  seizures and global developmental delays.  Although physically disabled, Reese is the light of her family's life.  She brings joy and hope to everyone who knows her. Reese is 6 years old now and requires a wheelchair to navigate life.  So...now she needs an adapted van to get her back on the road!



Reese has held a special place in so many hearts since we met her 6 years ago.  So often, people ask us what they can do to help Reese and the D'Ortenzio family. A new need has become overwhelmingly apparent in recent months.  This is your chance!  Reese has graduated to a big girl wheelchair, and she requires a great deal of physical strength to transport her and her chair. Not only is this hard on her mama's back, but maneuvering Reese in and out of their car can put Reese at risk. 

It is with great joy that we invite you to take part in "Wheels for Reese," a fundraiser to provide for Reese's WHEELCHAIR VAN!  Converted vans can cost twice as much as a typical van, so we can help them with that, right?!



Reese's wheelchair van will:

1.  Allow Reese to get out and enjoy the world with her family!
2.  Reduce the number of seizures caused by waking Reese as she's moved in/out of her wheelchair and car seat.
3.  Prevent Mama from being injured due to heavy lifting of Reese and the wheelchair.

What do you say?  Will you help us get Reese back on the road?  She's got a lot of living to do!!


If you don't know the D'Ortenzios, here's a snippet...

With a gift of $150 or more, we will send you a "Wheels for Reese" T-shirt.:)  Make sure you tell us your size and address!  Please note that we will put in the t-shirt order at the conclusion of the fundraiser, so please be patient with us!
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Update 4
Posted by Kristen Hall Blanford
10 months ago
We have had the van for a year now. And I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your part in helping us get wheels for Reese. This van has been LIFE-CHANGING!! Thank you for caring!!
Love,
Kerry and Mario
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Update 3
Posted by Kristen Hall Blanford
26 months ago
I wanted to thank you so so so so much for being a part of getting some wheels for Reese! Her van will be delivered by the end of the month and we a THRILLED! You are the heroes!!! I want to throw out one last call for t-shirts. I am putting in an order in the next 24 hours. If you gave $150 or more, we want to send you a t-shirt. Please send me your size and mailing address. If you have already responded, I've got it! If not, this is the last chance!:)
We are so grateful for you,
Kerry
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Update 2
Posted by Kristen Hall Blanford
27 months ago
Hey Wonderful Friends,
As we get ready to order T-Shirts, we need your SIZE! If you made a donation of $150 or more, please reply with your SIZE by August 30th! Also include the address where we should send it. Thanks for all the LOVE! You're the BEST.
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Update 1
Posted by Kristen Hall Blanford
29 months ago
Would you consider being a HUGE blessing to this family? Every little bit counts! Thanks! #wheelsforreese
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$30,100 of $40k goal

Raised by 151 people in 29 months
Created July 07, 2014
Kristen Hall Blanford  
JL
$5
Jennifer Leon
28 months ago
CW
$5
Claire Williams
28 months ago

As they say every little helps! !! God bless you sweetheart x

KF
$10
K F
28 months ago
$10
Anonymous
27 months ago
$10
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28 months ago
$10
Anonymous
28 months ago
$10
Steven McDougale Jr.
28 months ago

God Bless

KM
$10
Kristin Martin
28 months ago
$15
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28 months ago
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28 months ago
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