Alden Strong- Support The Grahams!

$40,790 of $45k goal

Raised by 687 people in 4 months
Victoria Adams
on behalf of Allison Graham
 PEMBROKE, MA
                      The Graham Family Needs You! 


Many of you may know us personally or our brother Alden Graham. Currently our brother and best friend is fighting for his life. A few weeks ago, Alden set out for the adventure of a lifetime. He and a group of students from WPI departed for Cape Town, South Africa. Their mission was to not only complete their studies abroad, but also take part in different humanitarian projects. Alden and his team particularly set out to provide service dinning rooms by engaging with the homeless community and assessing their needs. 

Last week our family was informed Alden was being taken to the hospital. Trying to remain positive, we rallied as a family and were hopeful it was just a nominal reason. To our complete dismay, we were informed that he was hemorraging from the brain. They have been unable to stop it and the severity of the crisis has increased. Both of our parents are with Alden, we are currently working on obtaining emergency passports to fly out tonight to be with our brother. 

With that; comes the heavy burden this has put on not only our parents, but also our extended famliy. The medical system in SA is quite different and we are having ot pay out of pocket for care upfront, travel faire is costly, and on top of that staying in a foreign country for extended stay to be near him has left our family in a financial hardship. 

We are seeking support in two forms...1. PRAY! Being a family of faith, we are trying to remain hopeful that God will provide all we need for Alden and our family. Please pray for Alden, our family, and peace for our parents. 2. We are seeking fiscal donations to help our parents and family manage the conintual accumlation of costs this crisis has created. For flights and passports ALONE we have paid over $6k

We put this together because we have had numerous people asking how they can contribute and we by no means expect anything other then prayers. Any contribution and form of support is greatly appreciated and already considered a blessing! Thank you all for your support! 

- Austin & Ashton 


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Update 5
Posted by Victoria Adams
2 months ago
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A message from Alden!

Today is officially my 2 month anniverary of my surgery in Africa. I have been making progress since I have been home and I would like to thank all of my friends and family for the support. Since being home I have had therapy everyday, whether it be cognitive or physical, and have been working very hard to get back to myself. Despite this, I would be lying if I didnt say that I get discouraged often. For anyone who knows me, I want to work hard...but this injury forces me to work slow and take things VERY slow.

So my resolution this year is to be patient through the rest of my healing. Its much easier said than done of course, but I am going to work on it. I will not be going back to school this semester but I will be working hard here at home.

With much love and appreciation,

Alden Graham
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Update 4
Posted by Victoria Adams
2 months ago
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Today is officially my 2 month anniverary of my surgery in Africa. I have been making progress since I have been home and I would like to thank all of my friends and family for the support. Since being home I have had therapy everyday, whether it be cognitive or physical, and have been working very hard to get back to myself. Despite this, I would be lying if I didnt say that I get discouraged often. For anyone who knows me, I want to work hard...but this injury forces me to work slow and take things VERY slow.

So my resolution this year is to be patient through the rest of my healing. Its much easier said than done of course, but I am going to work on it. I will not be going back to school this semester but I will be working hard here at home.

With much love and appreciation,

Alden Graham
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Update 3
Posted by Victoria Adams
3 months ago
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Message From Alden:

Just want to start off by saying I am home, happy, and healthy. I want to thank everyone who supported me through this difficult time. It really made the difference to me to know that everyone back home was supporting and encouraging me. This has been a truly eye-opening experience knowing that I have so many people looking out for me.
My perspective on life has changed drastically and I have learned how special the small things can be. While going through the tough times, it was uplifting to even hear what people were saying. It meant the world to me and my family that so many people were generous enough to help us out.
Im currently continuing to heal and am already catching up with friends and family. Can't wait to see everyone!
With love,
Alden
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Update 2
Posted by Victoria Adams
4 months ago
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For those who asked, Alden is at St. Christian Barnard Memorial Hospital in Capetown South Africa.

Thank you for your support!
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Dawn Frizzell
4 months ago
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Praying that you find the strength to get through this. Alden, I see your shining smile!!

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Christine Stanish Richards
4 months ago
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Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.~ the Richards family , pembroke

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Karin Newman
4 months ago

Thanks for updates. We are all praying for Alden and your whole family.

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Michael S Murray
4 months ago

Sorry to bother you, but on the next update could you please let us know what hospital Alden is in? Prayers for you and your family Alden!

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Emily A. Hayes
4 months ago

Sending lots of healing neurons!

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Nancy Tardy LaFlamme
4 months ago

Praying for His peace, His comfort, His healing, His wisdom and discernment. May God bless you and keep you strong. In Jesus name I pray for a complete healing!

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Cathi McHugh Quigg
4 months ago

The support you have received is a testament to the character you and your brothers have always portrayed. Hoping for the very best for you and your family.

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Bonnie Leigh Keegan
4 months ago

We are fervently praying for you Alden and know that the Great Physician is HOLDING you in HIS HANDS!!!! Uncle Dan and Aunt Bonnie

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$40,790 of $45k goal

Raised by 687 people in 4 months
Created November 1, 2016
Victoria Adams  
on behalf of Allison Graham
$83
Anonymous
2 months ago
MN
$10
Marjorie Nihan
2 months ago

Good to hear you are making progress in your recovery. Keep your chin up. Taylor Teed's grandmother

ML
$25
Michael Laskevich
2 months ago
$10
Anonymous
2 months ago
DJ
$25
Donald A Rennie Jr
3 months ago

Stay strong

KM
$10
Kaitlyn Menyo
3 months ago
JC
$15
Jeremy Caron
3 months ago

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

JB
$25
Jamie Merrill Blood
3 months ago
EA
$25
Emmanuel Andrade
3 months ago

A little donation from a DCAMM employee. Hang in there buddy! I look forward to hearing about your return to the U.S.

CM
$50
carol meeker
3 months ago
Dawn Frizzell
4 months ago
1
1

Praying that you find the strength to get through this. Alden, I see your shining smile!!

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Christine Stanish Richards
4 months ago
1
1

Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.~ the Richards family , pembroke

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Karin Newman
4 months ago

Thanks for updates. We are all praying for Alden and your whole family.

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Michael S Murray
4 months ago

Sorry to bother you, but on the next update could you please let us know what hospital Alden is in? Prayers for you and your family Alden!

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Emily A. Hayes
4 months ago

Sending lots of healing neurons!

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Nancy Tardy LaFlamme
4 months ago

Praying for His peace, His comfort, His healing, His wisdom and discernment. May God bless you and keep you strong. In Jesus name I pray for a complete healing!

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Cathi McHugh Quigg
4 months ago

The support you have received is a testament to the character you and your brothers have always portrayed. Hoping for the very best for you and your family.

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Bonnie Leigh Keegan
4 months ago

We are fervently praying for you Alden and know that the Great Physician is HOLDING you in HIS HANDS!!!! Uncle Dan and Aunt Bonnie

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