RWT Project 2013

$6,134 of $85k goal

Raised by 36 people in 41 months
Bob Travis   MARION, PA



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Billy is a victim of severe child abuse. The result of this abuse is that he suffers from a traumatic brain injury and brain anoxia. This abuse took a normal four year old and rendered him profoundly handicapped. Billy is now unable to walk, talk, see or eat; he is receiving nursing care to assist him with his disabilities. In addition to feeding tubes, and braces for his arms and legs, Billy suffers from frequent seizures. Here are some articles from his case.

http://articles.herald-mail.com/2013-01-28/news/36603081_1_text-messages-child-abuse-spousal-privilege

http://www.scribd.com/doc/81952708/hunter-case-text-messages

In October 2012, our family adopted Billy. In order to care for Billy, as previously stated, our parents have professional nursing and medical care. He has grown from a tiny under weight four year old in 2011 to surpassing fifty pounds and growing steadily. We have to make extensive changes to our home.



Our parents home was built in stages prior to their purchase with the main part being built in the late 1800's. The doorways are too small for wheelchair accessibility and his bedroom is too small for the mechanical lift required to assist, ourselves and caregivers, to lift him to and from his bed. They also do not have any bathing abilities on the first floor of their home. He also receives many deliveries, his feeding and diapering supplies take up much of his room, as with these old homes there is very little closet space. After speaking with several contractors they are looking at building an addition to accommodate two bedrooms, a handicapped bathroom and small family area as the main portion. Their home will not allow for these changes to be made in its current state. We are in the need of building this addition and can't do it alone!

Billy has touched our lives profoundly and we want to make his life as best as possible.

Thank you for time and please share our page to help spread the word!

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Update 15
26 months ago
CHAMBERSBURG >> Billy Travis, a 7-year-old boy who became a symbol of the tragic effects of child abuse, passed away Wednesday at 9:45 p.m., said his older sister Sara McConnell.

"He was being held in my mom's arms," McConnell said, "surrounded by his dad and all his brothers and sisters."


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Update 14
29 months ago
Coming up soon. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize that we each play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in our communities. Learn more on the National Child Abuse Prevention Month website. https://www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/preventionmonth/
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Update 13
30 months ago
We each play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in communities. Visit the National Child Abuse Prevention month website to learn more: http://www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/preventionmonth/
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Update 12
30 months ago
Have you downloaded "Preventing Child Maltreatment and Promoting Well-Being: A Network for Action 2013 Resource Guide"? Available on Information Gateway, the guide supports service providers in their work with parents, caregivers, and their children to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. Learn more here: htttp://www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/preventionmonth/guide2013/index.cfm
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Alan Horne
30 months ago

This is as much for the Travis Family as it is for Billy. I am happy to contribute and so proud of Bob, Kim and their whole family.

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$6,134 of $85k goal

Raised by 36 people in 41 months
Created April 2, 2013
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Anonymous
26 months ago
ED
$100
Elizabeth DeShong
27 months ago
BI
$150
BannersGoMLM Inc.
27 months ago
DF
$25
debbra franck
27 months ago

God Bless your wonderful family

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SJ
$150
Sandi Johnson
27 months ago

His short life has blessed so many!

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$25
Anonymous
27 months ago
$20
Anonymous
27 months ago
$400
Anonymous
27 months ago
LB
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Lisa Beaver
27 months ago
$100
Anonymous
28 months ago
Alan Horne
30 months ago

This is as much for the Travis Family as it is for Billy. I am happy to contribute and so proud of Bob, Kim and their whole family.

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