Make Rich Schmidt MOBILE!

This GoFundMe site has been set up to help Richard Schmidt and his family deal with their heavy financial burden to cover the costs associated with a traumatic spinal cord injury. In August 2018 Richard fell at home resulting in an incomplete break of his C3 – C4 vertebrate.  He is now a quadriplegic and is fully dependent on a motorized wheelchair. 

Your donation will help address the family’s financial challenges once he is released from the hospital. There will need to be modifications done to Richard’s residence to accommodate his needs before he can come home. As well as a wheelchair-accessible vehicle to get Richard to and from the doctor and rehabilitation.
              -An access ramp and bathroom: estimated cost of $5,000
              -A used wheelchair accessible van: estimated cost of $25,000 

Your contribution will make a difference and is truly needed as it has been a trying 2 years for Richard Schmidt and his family.  In February 2016 Richard was diagnosed with AML, Acute Myeloid Leukemia.  He was immediately admitted to the Siteman Center in St. Louis for treatment to include powerful chemotherapy and radiation.  In July 2016 he was fortunate to find a match for a successful bone marrow transplant.  In March 2017 his cancer was determined to be in remission and he was cleared to return to work. The family was just recovering from the financial impacts associated with the cancer treatment when Richard fell and was paralyzed

Richard's family and friends would describe him as a very caring and selfless man. He loves his family and his country! He would give a stranger the last dollar he owned if they truly needed it. Please help Richard out in his and his family's time of need! Please share this with your friends and family and help get this Veteran MOBILE! #MakeRichSchmidtMobile33578898_1539027050287581_r.jpeg33578898_1539026963627984_r.jpeg33578898_1539182730251731_r.jpeg
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Fundraising team: Rich's Fundraising Team (4)

Samantha Bassler 
Raised $440 from 7 donations
Collinsville, IL
Tracy Schmidt 
Ashley Schmidt 
Team member
Jaclyn Kelly 
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