Handicap Van for Landon

Our son Landon is 12 years old. He suffers from disease called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. With Duchenne his muscles will continue to weaken and there is no cure or medication and is 100% fatal. We are raising money to get a handicap accessible van for him. Landon just had spinal fusion surgery and can no longer be transferred from his chair to our car and it is dangerous and would be very painful.

Here is a little of a back story on Landon. Also we can't take him anywhere when it rains because his chair will get wet on the back of our car.

  Landon was born in 2002, 6 weeks early . He was my first child and I instantly loved him with everything I had. As he grew the first few months everything was right on track. When he hit about 6-7 months he was not sitting by himself. His doctor was sure it was because he was born early. Then by the was 1 he was not crawling or walking which doctor still said was because he early. At 18 months His finally walking. By the time he was 2 I noticed he was a little slower than kids his age and always had to have help getting off the floor. The doctors said give him a few years and he would catch you to kids his age. 

    Fast forward two years to when he was 4. I kept pushing the doctors that I truly felt something was wrong since he was not able to jump, run or do other thing kids his age could do. The doctor agreed to send him to a neurologist for a check up. The neurologist looked at him and observed him doing different things. He then look at my husband and myself and told us he was certain Landon had Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy but wanted a blood DNA test to confirm. We had never heard of this so we instantly started researching it. The more I read the more I hoped the this was not real.

   About 6 long weeks later August 2006 the we got the call. The neurologist wanted to come to the office right away and I instantly knew the results. He told Landon did indeed have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and there was no cure or medication. I sat there watching my little boy play in the floor and crying knowing his life would never be what we had hoped for him.

   Landon grew into a loving and sweet boy. Though he slowly started to get weaker and needed more help to do even the simplest thing he never complained and always found his own way to do things and never gave up. He lost his ability to  walk in 2012 and as difficult as it has been he tries not to let it hold him back. 

  Landon is a very smart, strong, loving child. He loves the same things most boys his age does. Till this day he has no idea just how horrible DMD is. We have chosen to keep it from. He is our heart.

  Thank you for taking the time to read about him and thank you for your support!

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    • $20 
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Organizer

Tonya Moore Pelter 
Organizer
Douglasville, GA
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