Help These Twins Get A Handicapped Van

$25,702 of $31k goal

Raised by 598 people in 34 months

Amy is an amazing single mom who is raising 14-year-old twin boys that were born with Cerebral Palsy. She had the boys 4 months premature at the age of 16 when most of us were enjoying the freedoms of being a teenager. Becoming a mom at an early age was hard enough, let alone being faced with the fact her children were handicapped. She took on the challenge and dedicated her life to Blake and Trey. As the boys have grown, Amy has focused on structuring an environment that helps the boys experience normal life, though this has not been free of obstacles. Multiple surgeries, weekly therapy appointments and many sleepless nights stressing over personal challenges, Amy continues to push forward while maintaining a positive attitude for her boys.

In addition to taking care of the boys, Amy also works as an assistant to physical therapists, while attending college full-time. While it appears Amy has it under control, time has a funny way of creating additional challenges. With reaching their teenage years, it has become very apparent that the next set of struggles involves transportation. Their current van can no longer accommodate their needs. Blake can get around with a walker on his own and manage to get into the van and his seat on his own (with a little extra arm muscle and Kiwi by his side), but Trey is confined in a wheel chair and has grown to the point of where Amy struggles to lift him in and out of their current van. On top of the strain on Amy's body, this does not bode well for Trey and his body, having to stretch and position each time he is taken in and out of his wheel chair to his car seat. Besides the weight of Trey, there is the weight of such a complex wheel chair lifting it in and out of the back of the vehicle at every stop.

We can not forget the incredible smart and beautiful Kiwi. Kiwi is an amazing service dog from CCI. Kiwi will not leave either of these boys side! Kiwi wedges herself between the back of the front seats to be under the boys in their regular van seats so they both know she is there at all times. Lets give this girl some room and comfort on these rides!


This effort and push for this goal is something Amy would never do on her own, and has never asked for or expected any hand outs for anything during this journey called life. She struggles with accepting any sort of help just from her close circle of friends and family.

We are hoping in today's age of social media we can share this story of one incredible woman, with two amazing boys who can use a small gift that would make every day life so much easier.

Please join in this effort. No donation is too small. If you can not donate please help spread the word by sharing this story on any social media outlet. We are hoping to have Blake do a twitter and facebook takeover this weekend and we will keep you updated throughout this effort.

On twitter @blakeandtrey and on the web at www.blakeandtrey.com
http://www.gofundme.com/blakeandtrey
And Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/blakeandtrey
Email is helpblakeandtrey@gmail.com

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Update 9
Posted by Blake Trey
34 months ago
830 AM SUPER BOWL SUNDAY. 589 DONERS IN 4 DAYS. WE DID IT. BUUUUUT WHY STOP NOW!! The expenses and needs outweigh anything anyone can imagine. The campaign won't stop. Simply amazing!
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Update 8
Posted by Blake Trey
34 months ago
A Thank You From Amy
A Thank You From Amy
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Update 7
Posted by Blake Trey
34 months ago
Thank you so much to Redskins tight end Niles Paul for his support!
What great support from an NFL Star
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Update 6
Posted by Blake Trey
34 months ago
Another NFL Super Star 1st Rd Pick Vikings Sharrif Floyd stepping up!
Another NFL Super Star
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Coady Heit
27 months ago

Dexter McCluster promised to send me an autograph if I was on of the first 50 to donate to this cause. I was, and you know what, I never received any autograph.

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Kimberly McCrocklin Poore
34 months ago

My family's business is McCrocklin Ford & Mobility in Middletown, IN. Please view our mobility vans at www.mobilitydealer.com and let me know if we can help find the right transportation for you!

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Michele Smart
34 months ago

This is awesome. I hope you get your goal. I wish I could help

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Crissy May
34 months ago

I keep coming back to check to see how well everything is going. It is truly amazing to know at 1:00 pm you were around $3,800 and to look at the total now is AMAZING! There should be no problem reaching your goal! This does show Americans have a good heart and can finally come together to help.

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Jean Chasin
34 months ago

Good luck in your endeavor. I will keep you in my thoughts and hope you are able to make your goal. Some day I hope to be able to help in more than just an emotional way and actually give

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$25,702 of $31k goal

Raised by 598 people in 34 months
Created January 28, 2014
LS
$25
Lee Ann Stein
33 months ago

Awesome Young Men!!!

$25
Anonymous
33 months ago
CJ
$17
Cliff & Toya Jefferson
33 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$60
Anonymous
33 months ago
AB
$150
Adam Bevel
34 months ago

The Illinois Music Community and DROP booking send our love and support

AL
$50
anne laikin
34 months ago

Hi Guys all my love nonnie

TT
$50
Todd Tolson
34 months ago
AC
$20
Abel Contreras
34 months ago
$50
Anonymous
34 months ago
NA
$25
Nicole and Adam Andres
34 months ago

Amy, you are an amazing mom!

Coady Heit
27 months ago

Dexter McCluster promised to send me an autograph if I was on of the first 50 to donate to this cause. I was, and you know what, I never received any autograph.

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Kimberly McCrocklin Poore
34 months ago

My family's business is McCrocklin Ford & Mobility in Middletown, IN. Please view our mobility vans at www.mobilitydealer.com and let me know if we can help find the right transportation for you!

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Michele Smart
34 months ago

This is awesome. I hope you get your goal. I wish I could help

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Crissy May
34 months ago

I keep coming back to check to see how well everything is going. It is truly amazing to know at 1:00 pm you were around $3,800 and to look at the total now is AMAZING! There should be no problem reaching your goal! This does show Americans have a good heart and can finally come together to help.

+ Read More
Jean Chasin
34 months ago

Good luck in your endeavor. I will keep you in my thoughts and hope you are able to make your goal. Some day I hope to be able to help in more than just an emotional way and actually give

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