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Action Trackchair for Arianna Evans

$2,155 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 34 people in 12 months
Meet Arianna Evans, born February 23, 1994, with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus.  Her first surgery was a couple days after birth, to close the opening in her spine.  Then about three weeks later, another surgery to place a shunt, and many more after that until she was about six years old.  Surgeries throughout the years on her eyes, leg bones, and bladder.  In elementary school she was able to walk using braces that went from her chest to the bottom of her feet, along with a walker.  When she went into High School, her little body could not walk any longer.  In 2006, she was diagnosed with Chronic Renal Failure, and it was determined to be the bladder, resulting in more surgeries, and waiting on a kidney.  About 2 years waiting, they got the call for a kidney, but due to a small surgeon error, the donor kidney was unusable and removed.  Many dialysis visits, and surgeries to place the pic line needed.  Then March 2014, she received a call for another kidney, and spent 36 days in the hospital while the doctors tweaked medicine.  She fought rejection and waited for the kidney to wake up, (It was out of the donor body for almost 24 hours and was a tad sleepy as the Dr. said).  On December 21, 2014, Arianna suffered a stroke on the right side of her brain, leading to left side weakness, and still continues to go into the Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh when she isn’t doing well.

Interesting Notes: When her Spina Bifida was discovered in the womb, they said she would never live through birth.  When she did live, they said she would never be much more than a vegetable.  Doctors told the family she would never walk using her walker and braces, and she did, just to prove them wrong.  When she was diagnosed with the renal failure, they said she wouldn’t make it six months.  When she had her transplant they didn’t think she would make it, her stroke, her second kidney transplant, all the same thing, they thought she wouldn’t make it.  Also, she was on the transplant list for 7 years, she was number 7 on the list, and the little girl, whose family made the ultimate, hardest decision ever, was 7 years old when she died.

As you can see, Arianna has been through so much, and is a very determined and a smiling young 23 year old girl who loves life, and loves hunting and fishing, and was a recipient of Hunt of a Lifetime.  She deserves to have the use of an Action Trackchair, so she can get some enjoyment in life with her family and friends going on Hunting and Fishing trips, without her dad carrying her around.  We, are dedicating our time and efforts to start this campaign to buy Action Trackchairs for Hunt of a Lifetime, and designate them to children like Arianna to use, that really need them.  The families of these children go thru so much, and these chairs will relieve the family of some of the stress and effort it takes to get the children into the woods and outdoors so they can have a little fun.  Also, the purchase of every Action Trackchair of $15,000 goes to injured Veterans, so it is a very worthy cause all around.  Your Donation is Greatly Appreciated!  100% of ALL Funds Raised is Used for the Purchase of the Action Trackchairs.
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Today is this young lady's 24th Birthday! Please read her story and understand why it is such an important fundraiser. I wanted to update you all on where we are with the money needed to pay for the custom built Action Trackchair for Arianna. We have about 9 grand to the Action Mobility Co., where this chair is being ordered and built. We only need $6 grand for the final payment, with the total cost is $15 grand. After we complete the build and present the chair, we will continue to custom build chairs for other young adults that could really use them. Please, lets finish this first build, and get it to this young lady, so she can get out in the woods, and enjoy life. I also want to make aware that without the help of Arianna's dad, Bill Evans, and his friend, Justin Crossley, that have raised a big chunk of already raised $9,000, and of course everyone who donated at the Cornfield 500, and people that donated online. Thank You All!
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Okay, Sorry been in a little rut in our personal lives, but things are starting to look up. I am getting ready to send $1,500 into the Action Mobility Co., that builds the Actiontrackchair. Arianna's dad Bill has received a couple donations twards her custom built chair, and Justin Crossley, who graciously donated so much to do a raffle that's goal was to raise money, and he has a chunk of funds to go to the Action Mobility Co. for the Arianna Evans Fundraiser. God Bless Everyone who as helped, and we should be close to 9 grand raised out of the 15 grand needed. Should have everything tallied up for an exact total soon. Thank You!
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We will be updating the total raised just after the 1st of the year, with money raised for this fundraiser, from tickets sold for the Pittsburg Steelers package, the Cornfield 500, and various other donations, we are getting very close and are over the 1/2 way mark of the 15 grand needed. If you can, please donate before we tally the numbers so we can finish the purchase on this specially built Action Trackchair for a very special and deserving young lady that has never had the luxury of walking. Thank You!
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Well, young Arianna and her dad Bill joined us on the last day of archery. They saw a couple bucks and a young doe, but nothing close enough to shoot. Today is the drawing for the Steelers package, and we will update on the total made and sent to the building on the Action Trackchair, to the already $3,000 sent. Please continue to donate and share so we can get this young lady some independence and freedom to move around, hunt and fish with family and friends.
Arianna and Sabrena, last day of archery
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$150
Darcy Tumminello
3 months ago
$50
Dawn Shiner
5 months ago
AC
$15
Alexis Coleman
6 months ago
KF
$50
Kayla Frawley
7 months ago
$15
Tasha Dorsett
7 months ago
AF
$20
Andrea Friedman
7 months ago
PW
$25
Peter Whitaker
7 months ago
KB
$100
Kirk Byerley
8 months ago
MC
$50
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8 months ago
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