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Medical Van for Hunter

$5,210 of $65,000 goal

Raised by 89 people in 5 months
Created August 15, 2018
Cindy Snow
on behalf of Adam Pageau
Please help Hunter get a new van!!!

Hunter's family is in the process of purchasing a new medical van for Hunter, as his current van is over 10 years old, no longer reliable and continues to require extensive/costly repairs, breaking down often.  His van MUST be replaced as soon as possible, as their primary focus is safety/reliability for Hunter's transportation.  All donations raised will help pay for this very much needed medical van!

In addition to needing to attend his regularly scheduled medical appointments, both in and out-of-state, Hunter simply wants to continue to enjoy his life/freedom, as you and I do, which requires safe/reliable transportation.  As most of you well know, Hunter is an extraordinarily vibrant and compassionate 12-year-old, never allowing his extremely rare disease, SMARD, to hold him back or slow him down from living passionately, as well as in service to others.  Hunter wants and deserves to continue to explore the world around him and very much wants to continue to make the lasting differences that he's made both near and far!

Hunter's family works tirelessly around-the-clock, every single day, to do all they possibly can to help meet all of his complex medical needs, and often without the support of their Insurance.  Despite this being financially devastating for them, they continue to face each day with a positive, loving and hopeful attitude, never giving up! This family has been and continues to be wholly dedicated to Hunter having an equal opportunity at life, despite his physical disabilities, due to SMARD, and along with Hunter, have deeply inspired so very many.

Please know that Hunter's medical Insurance will not pay one penny of cost for Hunter's medical van, rendering the family not only responsible for vehicle replacement, but also for all of the needed medical accommodations/equipment required for this van, as well as maintenance/repairs.  Total cost for this van and all needed medical accommodations is estimated at $65,000.  Please help us help Hunter and his family with the massive expenses involved in getting him a new medical van outfitted for his needs!!

PLEASE and THANK YOU FOR SHARING this page to help Hunter maintain his freedom!!! Hunter and family, along with myself, are extremely grateful for any and all support shared on Hunter's behalf! Together we can and will make a huge difference in Hunter's life, so he can continue to make the extraordinary difference that he does, too!This boy is truly an inspiration and thank you for helping Hunter get the van he so very much needs!
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Update 7
Posted by Cindy Snow
1 month ago
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Hunter is a wonderful bright light in the life of all who meet him. His life is 100% dependent upon breathing apparatus, electricity, constant care, and so so much more. Hunter's mother cannot leave him at school due to the serious medical necessities he needs, which finding help and adequate nursing aid in the school system is beyond challenging. Thus, she is unable to work at a paying job to help with the family income. Hunter's father works endless hours, commuting long distances, just to try to make ends meet. The medical van used to transport Hunter to medical appointments, school, and any other place he needs to be, is almost getting beyond repair. It needs extensive work and very expensive work. The chairlift is often broken and his mother must manually crank the lift up and down, with the weight of Hunter and his wheelchair on it. Please help out if you can with any contribution to help ease the burden on Hunter's family. ALL of the medical equipment in his van is 0% covered by insurance. The need is so urgent now, more than ever. If you have already given, thank you for your generosity. If you cannot afford to, sharing this post and spreading the word is a huge help. Please visit us at www.gofundme.com/medical-van-for-hunter

Here is a letter to Hunter from his family. Keep the hope, kee the love..

"Dearest Hunter, you are not only a true pioneer and warrior, you are a real-life miracle. You are God’s genuine light shining for all to witness every single day. Being 1 of under 80 people WORLDWIDE with SMARD, defying all presented odds since birth so naturally, gracefully and gloriously, despite what we, as your parents were “told,” is our continued victory, son. From the very first moment, we knew better and always will, raising you with Him always in our hearts, minds and souls. Thank you, Lord, for your grace, strength and guidance, as we continue to blaze our own extraordinary trail through this life. Thank you to everyone who has shared their , support and hope with us along the way. Our family is extremely grateful always to each of you. All our love, Mom, Dad & Cole" #hopelovenevergiveup #bethechange #trailblazer #pioneerandwarrior #hunterstrong #wishesdocometrue #13andprovingthemwrong #givingourverybesteveryday
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Update 6
Posted by Cindy Snow
2 months ago
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Imagine you are 13 years old. You get an invitation to a party, to go bowling, to go hang out with friends - but you can't because you have no way to get there because your medically necessary van has broken down. It's not a matter of buying a new van. The problem is filling that van with medically necessary equipment to keep that 13-year-old breathing. To transport him safely from point A to point B. Insurance covers absolutely $0 of that medically necessary equipment. Please help Hunter and his family to get towards their more and more urgent need for a new an to get Hunter to that ballgame, mini-golf outing, pumpkin picking ... make a contribution today, if you haven't already. And please SHARE SHARE SHARE this story to help Huter out.
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Update 5
Posted by Cindy Snow
3 months ago
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The struggle for Hunter continues. His medical van has had several breakdowns in the past few weeks. His mother has to manually crank the wheelchair lift up and down, with the weight of Hunter and his wheelchair and equipment on it. Again, we appeal to your generous side to find it in you to make some sort of contribution before it breaks down completely. This van not only gets Hunter to and from school, his many doctor appointments, but also enables his family to get him to his little brother's soccer games, birthday parties, school events, everywhere. Next time you just jump up and run out the door to your car and drive away, think of Hunter and all the time and effort it takes just to get him out the door and into the vehicle, and the equal effort it takes to get him out of the van upon arrival at his destination. Please, help out if you can, and share on every and all social media accounts you have is a HUGE help in getting the word out there. A very special thank you to all who've already contributed and/or shared from Hunter's family to you. Thank you for keeping this fundraiser going <3
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Update 4
Posted by Cindy Snow
4 months ago
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Hi all. Yes, here I am again. Just want to remind you all that if you have not yet contributed, or at least shared, this gofundme page, please let me stress how important this is. Hunter's family had his van break down TWICE this past weekend alone. We really need to pull together and dig deep - every dollar helps - so they can order the medical equipment and supplies so desperately needed for Hunter to get a new Medical van to keep him mobile. Hunter NEEDS to get to school, to doctor's appointment, etc. It isn't a matter of
"ok, we will just have to miss this" or "we'll just borrow a car from so-and-so", he MUST be transported safely and reliably in his medically equipped van. Clearly, two breakdowns in one weekend does not a reliable vehicle make. Kindly make a contribution if you can and most definitely share share share on any and all social media accounts that you have. Thank you so very very much
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$5,210 of $65,000 goal

Raised by 89 people in 5 months
Created August 15, 2018
Cindy Snow
on behalf of Adam Pageau
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