Elliott's Accessibility & Mobility

$39,150 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 139 people in 38 months

Elliott, age 9, has faced many physical obstacles due to his Cerebral Palsy, a neurological and physically limiting disorder  that makes him unable to be independent. Elliott is unable to walk, crawl, verbalize his needs due to his cerebral palsy. He is 100% dependent upon his caregivers for all of his needs, from transportation to bathing and feeding.

Despite all the medical obstacles we have faced with his cerebral palsy physically, our biggest challenge has been the cost of accessibility! 

As Elliott continues to grow, it is important that his entire family look to the future for anything that could be on the horizon. Having a reliable van and an accessible home would give us that peace of mind while not going into financial ruin.

Our fundraising efforts have been ongoing while we have utilized an older, hand-me-down mobility van and now Elliott's entire family have joined together to cross the finish line as we approach closer to our goal!

Elliott has numerous long distance doctor appointments, therapies and enjoys visiting friends and family.  Having a reliable vehicle would allow his family to get him to where he needs to be with peace of mind for years to come! The mobility van we are looking to purchase is a special, reconstructed van that has lowered floors, a ramp or lift and can easily and comfortably accommodate Elliott on all types of travels.

Although their are waiver programs available through Dauphin County, the funding is limited and the need and the community is so vast that they are unable to provide enough assistance to everyone in need. Due to this, our family has decided to be proactive with fundraising to offset the cost of his immediate needs.

‌It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a several communities, family, and friends to raise a child with special needs. 

Any additional funds not used for a purchase of a van will be used for home modifications in the very near future. We appreciate all your support!

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Happy Birthday Elliott and thank you all for helping us celebrate via our Facebook fundraiser. $1,937 raised in 48 hours
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Post Bacon and Brew: This past week a donor who wished to remain anonymous has offered to match the next $1,000 raised. The out pouring of support from the community means the world to us, helping us get closer to elliott's dream of having accessibility and keeping him at home. I never dreamed that we needed this much help when Elliott was born and as time went by, the need became very apparent as he did not make any of his mobility milestones. Now at age 10, Elliott is 100% dependent on us and we need help getting to our goal more than ever. Thank you for you for your continued support. We will keep you updated about a few more events we'll be hosting over the next year. Cheers, Lisa and Elliott
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Another successful Bacon, Brews, and Barbeque Too event. Thank you everyone for joining us for our annual benefit for Elliott. The food dishes were amazing!

Food Winners:
1st - Pamela Albert with Mini Cheesecakes with Candied Bacon
2nd - Craig Yerger (O'Reiley's Taproom) - PB&J Sliders
3rd - Sheila Tran - Perpetual BBQ Ranch Bacon Cheddar Chicken Salad

1st - Matthew Ludwig - Dropshot Caramel Nut Brown
2nd - Kristen Richards and Steve Nott - Berry White
3rd - Albert De Bock - Session IPA with GIn soaked Apricots and Pineapple.

We've chipped off another 2185, officially, off of our goal! Until the next event!
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We're doing that Bacon and Brews thing!

Sunday, Aug 12 at Appalachian Brewing Company
Harrisburg, Pa
12p - 4p
Come sip brews and sample bacon dishes.
Raffles prizes and Awards will be announced around 3pm.

Elliott and I look forward to seeing you all there!
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$39,150 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 139 people in 38 months
Created June 22, 2016
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Benny Copenhaver
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Elliott's Birthday Fundraiser
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Elliott's 11th Birthday fundraiser through Facebook

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Bart - Hanger Jam Benefit
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2019 Hanger Jam

Mike Stang
3 months ago
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Hop Hedz, Rotunda Brewing, and The Batdorf Restaurant
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2019 Kegs and Eggs

Lesley Biondi
5 months ago
ANONYMOUS Thousand Dollar Match
9 months ago (Offline Donation)

This is the anonymous donor that offered to match our last effort!

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