Helping Hannah

Precious Hannah Pham was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis at the age of six.  This debilitating disease caused a sudden spinal cord inflammation  and  left her paralyzed from the waist down,  with the reality of navigating life in a wheel chair.

Her loving parents, Nam and Lilly Pham, continue to work tirelessly to serve others as nail technicians at Spa Concepts with the utmost concern for the happiness of others. Meanwhile, each day presents new challenges for this family of four as they address numerous secondary medical issues and our complicated health care system. Challenges arise in other areas of everyday life as well, such as providing reliable transportation for an academically studious, socially active, normal teenage daughter!

A handicap accessible van is crucial for this family to continue to function and thrive in the manner they have all adapted as their “new normal” over the past 7 years.  In 2011, we recognized and addressed this need during our first Helping Hannah project and it's now time to do it again.
We hope you can help make this happen!

Through a partnership with Yokem Toyota, and ALTERED NWLA (a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower the lives of young women) we will be able to collect tax-deductible contributions to purchase a vehicle for the Phams! Please visit  to learn more about their organization.  Tax deductible contributions should be made payable to ALTERED NWLA and mailed to P.O. Box 5927, Shreveport, LA, 71135.

Our goal is to purchase the best, new or used, handicap compatible vehicle that our collected funds can afford. In 2011 we were able to achieve this in a few short months through the generosity of friends like you.  Please consider how you can help us reach this goal, and please share this information with anyone that you think might be willing to help out.  
No gift is too small (or too large)!!!

Thank you for helping to show the Phams the support that they have from our community,
and for making every day a little easier for this wonderful family.
  • Will Carroll 
    • $200 
    • 32 mos
  • Carla Marler 
    • $50 
    • 33 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 33 mos
  • Mary Acree 
    • $250 
    • 34 mos
  • Crystal Malloy 
    • $50 
    • 34 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Colleen Cowley LeBlanc 
Shreveport, LA
Carolyn Tillman 
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