New Wheelchair for Steph!
$2,160 in donations were sent directly to Steph, bringing our total up to $5,570! So, I adjusted the "goal" to show that we've reached our goal "here". THANKS TO EVERYONE!!!
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Stephanie Cox was deprived of oxygen during birth which resulted in a condition known as Cerebral Palsy. Because of this condition she is unable to walk on her own and therefore uses a wheelchair.
But, she doesn't just "sit" in any old a wheelchair. (That would be too easy.) :)
She needs a chair with specialized seating to help support her in sitting upright. She also is prone to having "spasms" which require her to be strapped to the chair so she doesn't accidentally go ninja in public and kick someone across the store or something. ;)
All the$e thing$ make the price of a chair go up-up-up! Because she's not swimming in cash...the price has kept her in the same chair since high school - or about 17 years.
17 years has taken its toll on the chair she's currently using and it's to the point where her chair is causing her some pain when she's in it for a while.
And, so! Thanks to GoFundMe this is the chance for those of us who have gotten to know (and love) her to be able to come together and do something to help her.
Click here to read more about Steph's story.
As all of us are aware, we go to the grocery store and buy a buncha' small priced items and then at the end, "Whoa!" It adds up! So, any donation you can make will help make it possible for Stephanie to have a new chair before her old one becomes classified as an antique.
Thank you all SO MUCH!
We got a cool surprise in the mail today! That same high school class that donated $40 on the go find me website sent a check for $66!!! They sold candy canes & donated the funds to my new chair! I love the kindness. I can't wait til Wednesday to finally do the new mold for the seating & get this chair ORDERED!!!!!!
On the 28th they'll do a complete remold for my custom seating for my new wheelchair. Then it'll finally be ordered!
We got the money from Dara. Woooo-hooo!! We're still waiting for the wheelchair place to hurry up and get the device for the precise measurement of the seating so the chair can be ordered. Patience is not my strong suit. I'm soooo ready to get my new chair!
My friend just sent me $100 for my wheelchair. I have the most AMAZING friends EVER!!
The wheelchair appointment went well! We just got home. He didn't have the device today to do the precision measurement for the custom seating. Hopefully he'll get it Monday, but he took basic measurements, got all the stuff on the order form. I picked mauve pink for the frame and purple for seat covers. I think it'll look so cool! It'll be ordered as soon as he does the precision measurements for the seating. It'll take 14 days to get it all in! I'm sooooo excited!!! Thank y'all sooooo very much again for making this happen for me! I'll let y'all know when the precision seating measurements are done and the chair is ordered!! THANK YOU ALL AGAIN for making this possible!!!
Tomorrow is wheelchair measuring and ordering day!!! I'm sooooo excited!! We got another $200 from cousins who wanted to help anyway even though our goal was met! THANK YOU!!!
I just got another major surprise!! My friend's church is sending us money to help cover the sales tax of my new chair!! God is showing His amazing love to me through so many. I am truly overwhelmed and beyond touched!!!
We made an appointment at the wheelchair place for Thursday, the 18th!! He'll take the measurements for the new chair and order it!!! It will take 1-2 weeks got the new chair to come in!! AND my NP wrote a prescription for the chair so we'll only pay 1% sales tax on it instead of an 8% sales tax. That saves us over $400 that we don't have!!! Yay! It is amazing how quickly we raised the money! I am still sooooo excited & emotional about it! Thank you again soooooo much for your help!!!
Thanks to my bff, Dara, the BESTEST BEST FRIEND EVER, who started the Go Fund Me campaign and to the absolute KINDNESS of so many people--some of which don't even know me, WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL for my new wheelchair!!! I am shaking & crying! I have NEVER experienced this much kindness & love in my life! My dear great-Aunt Jean sent us a check for $1,000 in her Christmas card today which is what put us at our goal! When we called her to thank her, she laughed like a Mrs. Claus! Just typing that has me in tears again! THANK YOU SOOO much to all who have given and/or shared the link! Your kindness will now soon surround me constantly for many, many years to come! THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!!!
Today we got a $100 check in the mail from dear friends from church! And I see a couple gave $100 on here today! It made me cry again! The new total is $4495!!!! Dara's update today is spot on! I have so many awesome memories with my old chair. But, this new chair is already being filled with amazing memories of kindness from others! THANK YOU!!
Total is now up to $4295!!! Thank y'all soooo much! Everyone's kindness will never be forgotten!!!
So overwhelmed and excited!! Today my grandparents, Harold Hoover, sent us $200 for Christmas which we are putting into the chair fund. that means we now have $1,060 in outside contributions. Making the grand total towards our goal $3,975!!! A high school class donated $40 online! I'm fighting back tears again!! THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH!!!! All we have left to raise is $1,525!!! Wow!! SOOO close! Thank you!!!!
The accurate total toward the goal is $3, 685!!!! Thank you all!
Another WONDERFUL surprise!!! In the mail today, we received $260 from the JOY at GACC group at our church! The group gave $100 as a whole then several ladies gave individual contributions. I cried again! The love and kindness means so much! Now with the $600 we got from Chip's friend AND the $260 from JOY, we are $860 beyond whatever the go fund me shows. THANK YOU again to EVERYONE who contributed and/or continues to share. I promise your love & kindness will NEVER be forgotten!!!
WONDERFUL news, Chip's ham radio friend mailed us a check for $600 for my wheelchair campaign!! We were in shock & I cried! The continued kindness of people makes me humbled & grateful. I've NEVER experienced so much LOVE from so many people. Thank you!!!
Wow, we are a $100 shy of being at the halfway mark of meeting our goal for my new wheelchair!!! How can I ever THANK Y'ALL?!?!
As more & more donations come in--big and small, I feel more & more humbled by the kindness and generosity. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! This will be my favorite wheelchair EVER! God bless all of you!
Steph, I'll be donating everything I make from my Poshmark closet from 11/20 on until your goal is reached! www.poshmark.com/closet/weimaranermom
Praise the Lord! We are now up over $2100 towards a new chair! This truly means the world o me!!! Thank you!!!
Oh my goodness! I am teary! We are now over $2,000 towards my new chair. Soon I'll be able to do things much more comfortably! Thank y'all soooo much!!