Having a trackchair would give Jesse freedoms that he has never had before. He could go out with his siblings to help take care of the ducks and chickens and collect their eggs (which he loves to do!). He could navigate independently through the woods without having to be pulled in a wagon by someone else. When we visit places that have rough or grassy terrains (Skyline Drive, or the field by the church for example), he could maneuver himself. Also, Jesse loves the beach. He has never been able to just go along the sand and search for seashells with his brothers and sisters. A trackchair would give him that freedom. Currently, we have to push/pull him in a wagon over the sand (it takes two adults to move him through the sand), and he is limited to that one spot.
We have been saving for a trackchair for close to a year, and still have a long way to go. Every day I look around to see Jesse struggle to roll himself through the grass to go collect eggs. As I walk over to help him, he says to me that when he gets a new chair he will be able to do it by himself!
Our goal is to raise $16,000 to get a trackchair for him. Our insurance will not cover it because it is deemed "non-essential".
Checks payable to Kevin Blevins may be sent via US Postal Service for offline donation. Our address is -
13389 Kendall Road
Orange, VA 22960-3913
Even if you can't contribute, please pray for him and our family. We would appreciate it greatly!! God bless!!
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