Quinn works tirelessly for the Diamond Valley Boys and Girls Club, developing a teen program for youth in our community, and also as a grant writer for the Tetra Society, an association which builds custom-made assistive devices for people with disabilities.
Quinn volunteers extensively in the community; this year helping work in the gardens at the Oilfields Hospital, volunteering to chaperone at the Legion's Jelly Bean Dance, sitting on the Board of the Friends of the Sheep River Library, as well as contributing to the Pedestrian Safety Committee for the Town of Turner Valley.
This dynamic heroine has received recognition many times for her hard work and triumphant spirit, including receiving the Mother's Choice "Fabulous Mother of the Year" Award in 2011.
Quinn hopes to become a published author. I highly recommend you check out her charmingly poignant and hilarious blog athttp://reinventthewheels.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/limb-i-ta-tions/ to see more about what makes her so beloved by all who know her.
On Friday, August 15, 2014 Quinn was transferring her wheelchair into her vehicle, as she has done thousands of times before. She was leaning on the back of the chair for support as she removed the wheels, when a mechanism on chair failed, and she fell forward onto her knees. Her right femur snapped in two, a very serious break for anyone, since it is the largest bone in the body. She was rushed to hospital in Calgary and underwent surgery to repair the break. Full recovery will be a slow process, however, with the doctors speculating that it will be take at least a year for her to return to normal.
The purpose of this fundraiser is to help make Quinn's healing transition to regular life safer and easier. She has been in need of a new wheelchair for many years, but unfortunately, the cost has been prohibative. It is an uncomfortable truth that if she had been able to afford this new chair earlier, this accident would not have happened.
Let's help Quinn get the new chair she needs and deserveshttp://www.iconwheelchairs.com/; complete with a Viper Power Cycle attachment http://teamhybrid.co.uk/shop/product.php?s=viper-power-cycleto make it easier for her to move over snow and ice, grass and gravel, etc.
While we are on it, let's also help her build a wheelchair ramp for the front of her house so that she will have a safe way to get in and out of her home, that is not dependent on electric lifts.
As a bonus, I am including a request that we help Quinn get a TEK robotic mobilization device. It is a stand-up chair that will help Quinn maintain her lower body strength, which will help with her bone density and circulation, and strengthen her system to help prevent future accidents and injury. http://www.matiarobotics.com/
This fundraiser is a sincere effort to show our love and appreciation for this amazing woman who gives so much to our community. Any size contribution will help get Quinn into a better place in her life, which will help her go on to create a better world for all of us.
(If you would like to receive a tax receipt for your charitable donation, contributions can also be made through the Sheep River Health Trust in Quinn's name.)
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