Darrick's Electric Wheelchair Fund

First off, thank you so much for visiting our GoFundMe Page! As most friends & family all know, my dad, Darrick Schmidt, experienced a tragic & extremely life altering hunting accident in November of 2007 causing him to become a quadriplegic & be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. In December of 2009, he & my step mother, Diane, moved down to Florida due to the dramatic decline in her health & the weather there (without snow, cold & mold in the Fall leaves, etc) would help her be able to breathe better. We do not have any family there, so when Diane passed away a year ago, you can imagine how difficult life suddenly became for my dad. He does not qualify for any medical aid in home & based on insurance's opinion of my dad's injury on any given month, they allow or don't allow physical therapy coverage. Darrick moved back to MN for 3 months this last summer as he sold his house & was in the hunt for a condo there in Cape Coral, FL. During his stay here in MN, he was in & out of the hospital due to illnesses almost on a weekly basis. Between this & moving back to Florida when he was supposed to close on his new condo & they pushed closing back by a month after he was already there, he had to spend everything he had in savings on hotel stays & emergency medical bills. Due to this, he no longer has the money in his account to purchase an electric wheelchair which is becoming more & more of a necessity by the day. He is experiencing much pain daily due to water retention in his feet & legs. He is unable to take pressure off his bottom because he is always in his wheelchair, but with an electric one he'd be able to use the tilting trim to relieve pressure & weight reducing his risk of bed sores. With the help of the amazing community of friends & family, I know little by little we can raise enough to bless my dad with his wheelchair in just a few days!  Please, if you took the time to read this, consider donating (even if to you it's a little - it makes a huge difference towards our goal!) I cannot wait to surprise him with the amazing, generous gift that you guys were a part of creating! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Love, Kaeli
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Kaeli Evans 
Saint Joseph, MN
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