My Wheelchair

$4,160 of $4,130 goal

Raised by 180 people in 56 months
Andrew Epperson   PORTLAND, OR
Thank you for taking the time to visit my page My name is Andrew I have spastic cerebral palsy and I am in need of a manual wheelchair. Which is not covered by my medical insurance I know at first glance the amount im asking for can seem like a bit of a shocker but the base cost of my chair according to a representative at care medical just for the body is $4,000 this amount does not include hourly billing for labour and parts some examples include a seat belt a harness straps for my feet to stop me from kicking during spasms a headrest, Laterals (they help hold me up straight) a ROHO wheelchair seat which protects a bed sore I got during a surgery from breaking back open. Thats a handful of the costs I can come up with its virtually impossible for me to get an itemized invoice as it has to come from care and each vendor my only point of reference is my previous chair the one shown in the photo above which was paid for through Shriners hospital for children however because im over 21 I am not eligible for services such as those any longer I guess all I can say at this point is thank you to all of you who took the time to read this and any amount helps even if you cannot donate please share my page in anyway you can

Sincerely.

Andrew Epperson
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Update 16
56 months ago
Hello everyone Andrew Wanting to share the news that thanks to your kindness and your generosity and discounts from the company making the chair I have reached my goal no further donations are necessary any excess funds will go to a good cause which will be announced here and on social networks so this page will remain open but the cause it self is over ill be posting again soon take care everyone

soon to bee posting

sincerely,

Andrew Epperson
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Update 15
56 months ago
im speeaches over $4,000 I can promise you all posts about my chair and photos I have tears in my eyes it amazes me how complete strangers came to me in my time of need and offered there generosity love and support it blows my mind I can't thank you all enough

Andrew
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Update 14
56 months ago
First I want to say Happy birthday to Diana Chris Pirillos girlfriend and say thank you to her personally and that I am touched by the fact that my chair was one of her birthday wishes and the second thing id like to address is all of you who have donated shared my story or given me encouragement or who will you all are very kind people and have shown me that even though it seems the world doesnt care it does its just a small group of people who make the world seem unkind I know im repeating myself often in these posts but I really can't find words to thank you all enough for caring about my situation I hope to one day be avle to return the favor in a big way

as always thank you all from the bottom of my heart

Andrew
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Update 13
56 months ago
Hey everyone I wanted to post an update I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart iv'e had alt of people say some rather harsh things to me and unfortunate;y I've let it bother me a few times but thanks to all of your kindness and generosity whether it be a donation spreading the word or just kind words to keep my head up it means the world to me and I have to of course thank chris for getting my cause out on his live stream more then anyone would expect including me I never asked nor expected for him to and it was and is very kind of him to do so but while on the subject of chris please please give him a break he is not making any kind of money of me it is only coming from his heart take care everybody and thank you for your continued support

Andrew
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Stephen Rimington
56 months ago

awsome lets make this world wide to help others pay it forward

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Michael Mcadoo
56 months ago

Congrats !!!! the duty now is to pay it forward to someone else.. from a wheelchair guy to another.

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Michael LeValley
56 months ago

Andrew- I am so happy to hear that you have reached your goal! With Love all things are possible!!!

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Robert Christian
56 months ago

www.livestream.com/newstalk for those who want to join us, give more or new people who wish to give. We will today once again attempt to raise more money live.

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Robert Christian
56 months ago

Andrew, last night I believe in my heart-we moved a small mountain for the cause. Yes, there is more that is needed, but we must keep in mind-it was one night so far. It was an honor to do what we did to help. I just do not understand people much any more. The heart of those who gave and those who will, are those who reach out to others. Thank you Andrew for sharing your story with us. We will keep raising funds, and yes you will get what you need. KGW TV has also been called. Talk soon Buddy :)

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Terry Reed
56 months ago

I found this site: http://www.1800wheelchair.com/browse/335/motorized-wheelchair ... and asked the fellows at Access Alaska about the kind of chair you need, and they (the AK experts) said you were being overcharged. Those chairs can be shipped from anywhere, hon, so find you the BEST deal and I betcha it won't be $10k, in fact, I'm a'hopin' and a'prayin' you will find EXACTLY what you need for far, far less. Best wishes!

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Philip Taylor
56 months ago

As a MS patient, I know the value of mobility. Best wishes on your wheelchair!

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Cole Kruper
56 months ago

Wish you all the best and I hope you get your wheelchair!

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Jonathan Thomas Hensley
56 months ago

I'm rallying the JTHensley.com community to donate. I've offered my dignity. If my followers raise $500, I'll sing "I'm a Little Teapot" on air (with the actions!) :)

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Richard Arblaster
56 months ago

Happy New Year Andrew, good luck on the funding for your chair :-)

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Ken Verhaegen
56 months ago

Expect a Lockergnome donation! 500 $!!!

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$4,160 of $4,130 goal

Raised by 180 people in 56 months
Created December 22, 2011
D
$30
Dana
56 months ago

Best wishes, Andrew!

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C
$5
Cryptision
56 months ago

I hope you can attain your goal. :)

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J
$25
Jordan
56 months ago
$25
Anonymous
56 months ago
CS
$10
Christopher Saunders
56 months ago

Wishing you the best, Andrew

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JR
$20
Jonathan Rochelle
56 months ago

Hope to see some postings about your new chair!

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$10
David Gonzalez
56 months ago

I wish I can do more. I hope that you reach your goal. I am sure you will by the end of week. I do however want to make sure that you have received the funds. The web is a scary place.

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$80
Casey Fannell
56 months ago

The greatest gift of all is the opportunity to make someone happy. I wanna thank you for that gift. :D

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$15
Anonymous
56 months ago
$10
Anonymous
56 months ago
Stephen Rimington
56 months ago

awsome lets make this world wide to help others pay it forward

+ Read More
Michael Mcadoo
56 months ago

Congrats !!!! the duty now is to pay it forward to someone else.. from a wheelchair guy to another.

+ Read More
Michael LeValley
56 months ago

Andrew- I am so happy to hear that you have reached your goal! With Love all things are possible!!!

+ Read More
Robert Christian
56 months ago

www.livestream.com/newstalk for those who want to join us, give more or new people who wish to give. We will today once again attempt to raise more money live.

+ Read More
Robert Christian
56 months ago

Andrew, last night I believe in my heart-we moved a small mountain for the cause. Yes, there is more that is needed, but we must keep in mind-it was one night so far. It was an honor to do what we did to help. I just do not understand people much any more. The heart of those who gave and those who will, are those who reach out to others. Thank you Andrew for sharing your story with us. We will keep raising funds, and yes you will get what you need. KGW TV has also been called. Talk soon Buddy :)

+ Read More
Terry Reed
56 months ago

I found this site: http://www.1800wheelchair.com/browse/335/motorized-wheelchair ... and asked the fellows at Access Alaska about the kind of chair you need, and they (the AK experts) said you were being overcharged. Those chairs can be shipped from anywhere, hon, so find you the BEST deal and I betcha it won't be $10k, in fact, I'm a'hopin' and a'prayin' you will find EXACTLY what you need for far, far less. Best wishes!

+ Read More
Philip Taylor
56 months ago

As a MS patient, I know the value of mobility. Best wishes on your wheelchair!

+ Read More
Cole Kruper
56 months ago

Wish you all the best and I hope you get your wheelchair!

+ Read More
Jonathan Thomas Hensley
56 months ago

I'm rallying the JTHensley.com community to donate. I've offered my dignity. If my followers raise $500, I'll sing "I'm a Little Teapot" on air (with the actions!) :)

+ Read More
Richard Arblaster
56 months ago

Happy New Year Andrew, good luck on the funding for your chair :-)

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Ken Verhaegen
56 months ago

Expect a Lockergnome donation! 500 $!!!

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