Alli Carter , Sam and Jack Pugh are making this fundraiser for a dear friend and father, Greg Pugh. As some may know , Greg has been a double amputee since 2013, after a decade long battle with wounded feet. If anyone knows Greg, you know how amazing , hardworking, funny , and special he is. But what makes him even more few and far between is his rare genetic disorder , Werners syndrome. If you aren't familiar with Werners, it's a disease that is characterized by its rapid early aging , hair loss, hoarse voice, thin hardened skin, cataracts, type 2 diabetes, severe hardening of the arteries , thinning bones, etc. . After several bypasses and heart surgeries , Greg finally is feeling good and full of energy for the first time in years!!!! Greg is typically not the kind of person that would ask for much help, but with working full time from home , supporting himself, while paying off lengthy hospital bills, there just isn't the extra money for a good and safe handicap van. Greg would very much like to drive again and to be able to take himself places like, the grocery store, doctors appointments, to see his parents and family in Virginia, to ukulele practice and shows, to get building supplies for his ever loving passion of making furniture for his home, and of course the weekly "geek" meetings. For the past few years Greg has had to rely on the help of his family and close friends to get to where he needs to go and feels that if he was able to do it himself he would feel free and a less burden to others. The goal is to buy a safe van that is wheel chair accessible, has a safe and easy wheelchair ramp or elevator, and hand steering controls. Most may not know, but these handicap vans don't come cheap! We are hoping for a late 90s - early 00s model van (to cut cost). If we were able to achieve enough money to get Greg this van , I know that without a doubt it would make Gregs life so much easier and more fulfilling ! Anything you can do will help , and we are so thankful ! Any extra funds made will go towards medical bills . Thank you for your help and consideration ! Greg is a miracle, why can't this goal be too?!
- The Pugh boys , and Alli