Finn Zemke's EagleEyes!

Since the original purpose of this fundraiser was to raise money for equipment and training for EagleEyes for Finn Zemke and we reached that goal so quickly... I thought we could keep going a few more days and give this opportunity to another child as well... Does anyone who sees this know of a severely disabled individual who could benefit from the technology to operate a computer mouse with eyes (opening a world of games, communication, and learning)?  If you feel inclined to continue building the campaign, I know the founder of the charity and know any extra funds will be put to good use to help someone else... I would love to get the word out and keep helping others.  In fact, we are hoping my son's Eagle Scout project will be an informational campaign about EagleEyes, so that more families and individuals can experience the profound opportunity to interact in ways that haven't been possible to them before.

Congratulations Finn and your wonderful family!

 We are happy to be involved in helping Finn and his family by giving him the chance to interact with the world through controlling a computer mouse with his eyes.  This technology helps many of our severely disabled brothers and sisters to be less "locked in" their body.  Thanks for helping make this possible!

Here is what Noah and Allyssa, Finn's parents have to say... 

Finn Zemke is our first son and a very special little boy. He was born with global developmental delays that effect his vision, muscle strength, communication, and mobility. Finn is undiagnosed but has seen amazing improvements in his development as he does therapy. Eagle Eyes is an amazing neurological therapy for Finn to play, improve cognitively, and hopefully communicate with us and others. Finn has an amazing quality of being content and happy despite his physical circumstances. The gift of Eagle Eyes is a small way to honor his courage and attitude and give him an outlet he never has had before. We appreciate your financial support but more importantly encourage you to go out of your way to interact with children with disabilities and make them a part of your lives when possible. God bless you!~

The funds contributed will go to Opportunity Foundation of America, which is providing the equipment and training for Finn for EagleEyes.  All donations are tax deductible, as OFOA is a 501C charity.  If more than the goal is rasied, the funds will go directly to OFOA and enable them to help other severely disabled individuals in need of this technology.  Also, a note to neighbors of Zemke's and Cottonwood 8th Ward members ... please share with others who haven't been tagged yet!  Also, if you know of other severely disabled individuals who could benefit from the technology that enables mouse control with eyes, please refer them to Debbie Inkley and the website ofoa.net 

For those wanting a little more background on how this came about...
By searching for a service opportunity for Michael for a scouting merit badge on justserve.org, we found a wonderful charity that helps severely disabled individuals.  Please see what motivated us: https://www.byutv.org/player/fb314488-ef02-4ba9-89e7-1252de9b55d7/turning-point-eagles-eyes?

 By doing some service with this wonderful charity, we discovered that a loved child in our neighborhood could benefit from EagleEyes (see ofoa.net).  This wonderful charitable organization is giving Finn (with your help) a new way to interact with the world by using his eyes to control a computer mouse.  I think the more you find out, you will be touched and amazed as we were!

Donations

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  • Debbie Hancock 
    • $25 
    • 41 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 41 mos
  • Glover Family 
    • $100 
    • 41 mos
  • Jessica Merryweather 
    • $25 
    • 41 mos
  • Rachel Pratt 
    • $20 
    • 41 mos
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Organizer

Tanya Robinson Wadley 
Organizer
Salt Lake City, UT
Opportunity Foundation of America 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
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