The Kyler Koat Project

$6,225 of $10k goal

Raised by 148 people in 34 months
Alecia Wendte Marshall   METAMORA, IL
We began this project in memory of our son, Kyler Reese Marshall (2005-2009). We are located in the Peoria, Illinois area but we have mailed Kyler Koats across the continental United States.

Our son, Kyler, was born in 2005 with a severely under-developed brain. Because of this, he was diagnosed with microcephaly, seizure disorder, cortical vision impairment, mental retardation and severe and mixed cerebral palsy. By the age of one, he began to use a wheelchair full-time and had surgery to place a g-tube for feedings. He had many pediatric specialists and therapists on his care team. Once at Kyler's pediatric neurology appointment, we were given a pattern to make a coat to place over his head for the winter. This coat was a huge blessing because we no longer had to wrestle his arms through a store-bought coat. It saved valuable time in the mornings while keeping him warm and most importantly, comfortable. The winter after he passed away from complications due to his disabilities, we felt a strong urge to help others who may benefit from the coat just as we did. This is when The Kyler Koat Project was born.

You can help by making a donation or by refering to us someone who could use a Kyler Koat (facebook.com/KylerKoats). We have small, medium and large sizes to accommodate any age. ALL money donated will go toward fleece, ribbing, labeling, thread and shipping costs. The time spent sewing the Kyler Koats is donated. We want to bless the families without financial burden. Our goal is to gift a Kyler Koat to whomever may need one--across the United States! Thank you for your support!
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Update 4
6 months ago
As an update, we finished out 2015 by sending out right at 300 Kyler Koats. They were mailed to 36 different states as well as Canada and United Kingdom (when those outside of the US paid for their own shipping). I continue to get orders and currently have just over 100 people waiting for their Kyler Koat for 2016. Now the fundraising process begins so we can turn around and do it all over again this year.

Fun Fact: To date, we have sent out 1,251 Kyler Koats since beginning this project in 2009! Praise God for His blessings on this project!

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of those who have donated their time, talents and treasure to help make this a free gift to as many families as possible. YOU are the reason we are able to help so many people! We are so grateful and send you all of our love!
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Update 3
8 months ago
As Thanksgiving is upon us, I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know just how thankful we are for you! We would not serve as many people as we have without your donations and volunteer help. There's currently almost 100 people on the wait list ...and we will help as many as possible with the donations received. So far, we have sent Kyler Koats out to 36 states this year. We are so blessed! THANK YOU!
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Update 2
20 months ago
We just wanted to take a minute to say THANK YOU for your generosity in supporting us this year! Each and every dollar goes to materials and shipping. We donate all of our time spent sewing.

I also want to thank all those who donated their time, talents and prayers to us this year! We are currently working very hard to finish up our remaining orders. Any orders we receive now will go onto next year's order list.

I will let you know when I have all of the numbers in for this year. All I can tell you now is that it has been our biggest year yet!

If you haven't "liked" our page on Facebook yet, please go to www.facebook.com/KylerKoats. The Kyler Koat Project for kids and adults in wheelchairs.

Thanks!
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Update 1
33 months ago
We have received 18 orders today alone! I will be busy these next couple of weeks trying to keep up. Thank you for all of your support to make it possible to gift these to the families who need them! They are so appreciative...and so am I! THANKS!
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Tonia Booth
20 months ago

How do you go out getting a Kyler Koat

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$6,225 of $10k goal

Raised by 148 people in 34 months
Created September 16, 2013
Alecia Wendte Marshall  
  Memorials   METAMORA, IL
MT
$25
Maria Tegeler
3 months ago
$50
Maria Person
4 months ago
ML
$15
Melissa Linderman
4 months ago (Monthly Donation)
SN
$15
Sarah Nerad
4 months ago
TA
$60
Tina Abernathy
4 months ago
ML
$15
Melissa Linderman
5 months ago (Monthly Donation)
SR
$75
Sarah Rambadt
5 months ago

This donation is in honor of a special little girl's 3rd birthday - Rylynn Marie. Rylynn was born at 24 weeks gestation and suffers from some of the same things Kyler experienced. She was the recipient of a Kyler Koat this winter. Thank you for what you do!

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ML
$15
Melissa Linderman
6 months ago (Monthly Donation)
TC
$50
Tricia Coleman
6 months ago
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Thanks so much for blessing others with this wonderful mission. May God bless you!!!

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$75
Anonymous
6 months ago
Tonia Booth
20 months ago

How do you go out getting a Kyler Koat

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