Help Mariah Overcome Obstacles: Providing Independence and Accessibility Dear friends, family, and compassionate individuals, We are reaching out to all of you today to share the story of our beloved daughter, Mariah, who has been bravely battling Nemaline myopathy, a rare form of muscular dystrophy. Mariah's journey has been filled with both challenges and triumphs, and now she faces a new hurdle. She has recently been provided with a wheelchair and is scheduled to undergo double spine fusion surgery to address her scoliosis. As a result of the surgery and her weak leg muscles, Mariah will be permanently wheelchair-bound. We are here today to humbly request your support in raising funds to make our home more accessible for Mariah's needs. Mariah's journey with Nemaline myopathy has required immense strength and resilience from her. Despite the physical limitations she faces, she remains a bright and determined young girl. Her spirit shines through every day as she tackles the challenges with a smile on her face. Mariah's dreams and aspirations are no different from any other child her age, and we are committed to providing her with the necessary support and resources to help her thrive. As Mariah transitions to a wheelchair-bound life, we have come to realize the pressing need for modifications in our home to ensure her safety, comfort, and independence. Unfortunately, our insurance company has denied coverage for essential accessibility equipment such as a wheelchair ramp for our front porch, shower rails and seat, and a one-step ramp inside the house. The financial burden associated with these modifications is overwhelming for our family. We have created this GoFundMe campaign to appeal to your kindness, generosity, and willingness to make a positive impact in Mariah's life. With your support, we aim to raise the funds needed to cover the costs of installing a wheelchair ramp for our front porch, acquiring shower rails and a seat for Mariah's safety, and implementing a one-step ramp inside our house. These modifications are vital for Mariah to navigate her surroundings independently, ensuring her accessibility and comfort. By contributing to this campaign, you will directly improve Mariah's quality of life. Your donation will help us create an inclusive and accessible environment that allows Mariah to move freely and safely throughout our home. The funds raised will be allocated for the following purposes: Wheelchair Ramp for the Front Porch: We need to construct a wheelchair ramp to ensure Mariah can easily enter and exit our home independently and safely. This modification will provide her with the freedom to come and go as she pleases. Handicapped Accessories: The purchase and installation of shower rails and a seat will enable Mariah to maintain her personal hygiene safely. These essential additions to our bathroom will enhance her independence and privacy. One-Step Ramp Inside the House: This modification will make it easier for Mariah to navigate through different areas of our home, providing her with greater freedom and mobility. Rest assured, every dollar donated will be used exclusively for the purposes outlined above. We will ensure complete transparency throughout the process, keeping you updated on the progress of the modifications and any associated costs. The funds raised will be directly utilized for purchasing the necessary equipment and materials, as well as covering any professional installation services required. We are committed to ensuring that the funds reach their intended purpose in a timely and efficient manner. We are immensely grateful for your consideration and support. Your donation, no matter the size, will make a significant difference in Mariah's life, allowing her to navigate her surroundings with ease, independence, and dignity. Together, we can create a safe and accessible environment that enables Mariah to continue pursuing her dreams and living life to the fullest. On behalf of Mariah and our entire family, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your compassion, generosity, and belief in the power of community. Your support means the world to us. Please join us in this important journey and share Mariah's story with others who may be able to help. Together, let us provide her with the tools she needs to thrive. Thank you, [Lauren Herra]
Fundraising team: Team fundraiser (2)
This team raised $275 from 4 other donations.