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$33,191 of $1 goal

Raised by 344 people in 15 months
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Kaira Ells
on behalf of Chris Skinner
 GROSSE POINTE, MI
Many of you know the incredible man by the name of Chris Skinner. He has been my inspiration since I was just six years old. The very first time I met him, I went with my mom to bring him dinner. He met us with a huge smile and asked me to come closer to his wheelchair, as he had something for me. I reached inside and helped him pull out a stuffed hippo with a Radford University T-shirt on. That little hippo, to this day, has served as my inspiration to keep going, even when times get tough.

At a very young age, Mr. Chris totally changed my life. I knew then that I wanted to help people just like him! It has been amazing watching him grow as a person, dealing with the hardships he faces, while still managing to inspire others to never give up. Through his trials and tribulations, he has remained so positive, and has impacted so many lives in countless ways.

He has touched all of our lives, now we all have the opportunity to give back! Mr. Chris was given the opportunity to try out a standing wheelchair for two weeks, which is a blessing, but he truly needs it for a lifetime! Through this page and your donation, we can make this a reality for the Skinner Family. According to Mr. Chris himself, “It’s truly a life changer!” This standing wheelchair provides so many benefits. Some of which include: putting weight on bones to prevent osteoporosis, helping the digestive system, preventing UTIs, increasing blood circulation, helping appetite, and increasing emotional and mental health. It is amazing that a chair can have such an impact on someone, but this chair would truly make a world of difference and make life much easier for Mr. Chris and his entire family!

‘Tis the season to give, and nobody deserves this gift more than Mr. Chris. Let’s make a Christmas miracle happen! Let’s get Chris Skinner standing again! Thank you all for your support.


For anyone interested in the chair itself, please follow this link! http://www.permobil.com/en-GB/English/C/Products/F5VS/
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Update 25
Posted by Kaira Ells
4 months ago
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It Has been a long journey to this day! Actually it took almost a year, but today I am sitting in my brand-new standup wheelchair and him absolutely loving every single second! I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart and from my toes to my head for all of your donations of any kind! I don't know if you ever know how much I truly appreciate every penny and how much it truly does for my life! Thank you thank you thank you! I love all of you and God bless you so much! if you would like to see a picture of my new chair then please go to my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/chris.skinner.5070
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Update 24
Posted by Kaira Ells
4 months ago
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hi i get my chair monday!
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Update 23
Posted by Kaira Ells
4 months ago
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I ordered the chair TODAY thanks to all of you!!! Should be about 7days now! I love u all!

Chris Skinner
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Update 22
Posted by Kaira Ells
5 months ago
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Hey Everyone this is Chris Skinner! Well, we tried to get the insurance company to warranty the wheelchair, but they denied it 6 times. So we have decided to move forward with the process and purchase the wheelchair with the funds that you all have raised. We actually are $4,000 short when it comes down to the extra charges. SO, if you're able to give just a bit more, we would love your help raising the final amount to get the chair. Once we have the funds and submit the order it should take only a few weeks for it to come in. After waiting for 9 months trying to get insurance to pay, we are sooooo ready to submit the order and get it!!! Thank you so much for all of your help and support and love that you have shown our family. We have been blown away by all of your generosity and kind words! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
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Shaun Davis
15 months ago
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I moved to South Carolina a little over a year ago to start working for a new wheelchair company here. Chris was one of the first clients that I met in South Carolina. Chris and I have quickly became good friends, and Chris is truly an amazing person and has done so many amazing things in his life. He has a really amazing family as well. The day that Chris got in the standing chair it was a very emotional day for all of us. I lost it in the waiting room when he drove out to see his mother. I was lucky to be there to experience this with everyone involved. I have been doing this a long time and Chris is just such an amazing person. He is grateful for everything everyone does for him. You are donating to an amazing person and changing his life.

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Dawn Oconnor
15 months ago
2
2

How awesome that you may get this chair. My son is paralyzed and in a wheelchair so I understand the difference this will make. I pray you reach the goal.

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Terri Pope
4 months ago

$33,191 of $1 goal

Raised by 344 people in 15 months
Created December 23, 2015
KE
Kaira Ells  
on behalf of Chris Skinner
KS
$100
Kitty Sydnor
5 months ago
MS
$15
Martha S
5 months ago
DM
$200
Debbie Manuel
5 months ago

Chris, hope this helps to get your so deserved chair. May God continue to bless you and your wonderful family. You are an inspiration to so many and always in our thoughts and prayers. Love you. Rod and Deb

$100
Anonymous
5 months ago
1
1
DF
$50
Dave Foster
5 months ago
1
1

Hang in there Chris - it's going to happen!

$25
Anonymous
5 months ago
1
1
$100
Anonymous
5 months ago
1
1
DS
$100
Deb Schug
5 months ago
1
1

Chris, praying that you meet your goal of $4000, and that the heart-giving financial generosity from friends, family, and even strangers will bless you and your family hundred-fold when this standing wheel chair becomes a living reality for you. May God get all the glory for this awesome provision for you! Love from a friend of a friend, Deb

$500
john Berardino
5 months ago
1
1

Can't wait to see you get the chair my friend. Lot's of love, the Berardino Family.

JF
$100
Joseph Ferment
5 months ago
1
1
Shaun Davis
15 months ago
3
3

I moved to South Carolina a little over a year ago to start working for a new wheelchair company here. Chris was one of the first clients that I met in South Carolina. Chris and I have quickly became good friends, and Chris is truly an amazing person and has done so many amazing things in his life. He has a really amazing family as well. The day that Chris got in the standing chair it was a very emotional day for all of us. I lost it in the waiting room when he drove out to see his mother. I was lucky to be there to experience this with everyone involved. I have been doing this a long time and Chris is just such an amazing person. He is grateful for everything everyone does for him. You are donating to an amazing person and changing his life.

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Dawn Oconnor
15 months ago
2
2

How awesome that you may get this chair. My son is paralyzed and in a wheelchair so I understand the difference this will make. I pray you reach the goal.

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Terri Pope
4 months ago
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