Help make Kristen's life easier

Kristen Marvel is 7 years old.  So far she has had a rough go of it in life, but you wouldn't know it talking to her or being around her.  Her mother told me she was born with congenital cytomeglovirus, then was diagnosed with epilepsy and cerebral palsy. She has had 3 eye surgerys and currently on the waiting list for a liver transplant if she ever needs one again. She had complete liver failure at 2 months old.  In a nut shell, she has a really hard time walking, and moving around in general.  She wasn't supposed to be able to walk at all, and speech and learning  would be terribly hard for her.  Well she has already proved them wrong by walking, and although not at the pace of other kids her age, she is learning and speaks very well.  When I tried to talk to Kristen about herself, all she wanted to know about was my baby and if she was a happy baby.  Because happy babies make her happy.  
In a little less than two weeks, The Front Row Bro's are going to attempt, and probably fail miserably, to run in the the www.downanddirtyobstaclerace.com/ to help raise money to get Kristen a couple of things to make her life a little easier.  The main thing we want to get is a special bicycle.  One of the things her mother told me, is that she feels left out when her brothers ride their bikes.  With her limited leg strength, riding on her own is a huge challenge. We want to get her this...
http://www.especialneeds.com/trikes-bikes-scooters-tricycles-bicycles-training-wheels-proseries-1416-amtryke-tricycle.html
It is designed for children with limited muscle strength in their legs.  We would also like to get her an IPad to assist with learning activities, and some easy to play games.  
Our Wish List Item is to get a Hydro-Therapy tub for her.  We are working with Mike Katz from Lone Star Walk in Tubs to assist with cost, which tub works best, and installation. http://bathtubs-walk-in.com/ Mike has told us he will take out his profit to help make this happen.  
To reach our first goal, we only need 250 people to average $10.  To get the ultimate goal, we need almost 600 to average $10.  Let's make this happen!
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Organizer

Tanner Brown 
Organizer
Fort Worth, TX
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