Big D needs some wheels! :)

Wow. So can’t believe we are here. As some of you know I wanted to be a medical foster mom for a long time. I am. It’s honestly what I believe I was meant to do.

 When we ( Seth and I ) were first licensed a couple years ago our first call was for Demetrious. We excitedly said we wanted to go meet him and went to the hospital the very next day. At that time he was 12 months old and had spent most his life in CMH. We pretty much immediately fell in love. We got nursing and equipment arranged and he moved in a couple weeks later.

Demetrious  lived with us about a month when we got the call for a preemie with feeding issues. That’s the terror we all know as Daniel. ;)  

I remember the first weekend Daniel was colicky and I called my Mom to come over. I handed her Daniel and said “I think I made a mistake, I don’t know that I can do this” My mom did what she always does and reassured me I was doing good and stayed til we got Daniel to sleep.I soon had to quit my job to stay home with the boys because our nursing was not reliable.

The next 2 years was SOOO very hard. We adopted D the following November. In Jan we got word that we would be adopting Daniel. 2 days after that amazing news Seth got diagnosed with cancer. Somehow we made it through surgery, chemo and radiation. It was hard and things were tight but thanks to my family we made it intact. Well, Seth not so much ;) but we are all alive and healthy now. Bryn has stepped up and been amazing through it all. She’s an amazing sister and daughter and I couldn’t have asked for a better kid.

Last Sept we added another lil boy to our family. We are hoping he also stays forever. Some of you have met him and know he’s just as amazing as D.

With that though comes the need for a new vehicle. A new vehicle with 2 wheelchair spots.  We had grand plans to raise money to help get us a van. We were going to do a Gala, a dinner fundraiser, etc. Covid nice and screwed us with that. :) Who knows when we could actually safely do that. So now we have 4 kids, 2 in wheelchairs that are just getting bigger. D is ready for a new wheelchair. He’s 4 and weighs almost 50lbs. I’m not going to be able to take apart and lift his next chair. We can afford a payment but swinging the down payment is gonna sting. Well not really because we can’t swing it...... the more we can put down, the less our payments are and the more we have to spoil these amazing kids. 

I can’t believe I am asking for help but I will do anything I need to for these boys. They deserve the world and so very much more. Some of you that know D, know that he gives our entire family more than I can ever give him. All of these kids leave me in awe. I thank God daily I am their Momma.

If you can help we would appreciate it more than you could ever know. If not and you can share it that’d be fantastic. Thank you!

Donations

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  • Elizabeth Pantoja  
    • $10 
    • 2 mos
  • Nataly Jimenez 
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
  • Cheryl Lopanik 
    • $200 
    • 2 mos
  • Katrina Pritchard 
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
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Organizer

Sarah Hall 
Organizer
Independence, MO
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