Give Ted Roy a little help

$5,635 of $40k goal

Raised by 100 people in 22 months
David Woodhead
on behalf of Theodore Roy
 TWIN FALLS, ID
I would like to draw everyone’s attention to the plight of Ted J. Roy. We all see him working and positively contributing to our community. Given his cheery attitude, it’s easy to imagine he hasn’t a worry in the world. But Ted shoulders a lot, living on his own. Born with cerebral palsy, he has always depended upon wheelchairs and other costly adaptations to his vehicles and home. He later developed a rare thyroid disorder that causes him chronic fatigue and other problems, which so far, has not responded well to treatment. Despite this, Ted has managed to serve our community, working at many local establishments, including Cinema West and his current employer, Home Depot.

The financial strain the special equipment and modifications to Ted’s house and vans exerts on his resources is staggering. The upkeep is costly, the inevitable repairs unending. They quickly add up to tens of thousands of dollars! Our government does not fund vans or home modifications as well as many people believe. Only when they meet arcane qualifications will any percentage of the cost be reimbursed. Ted has borne these costs himself. His main wheelchair adapted van, as well as his backup, are now both over 30 years old! Ted’s diligence has kept them on the road beyond any reasonable expectation. Their sheer age makes them now unsafe, unreliable, uneconomical and difficult to repair, or to find replacement parts.  This in turn has effectively prevented him from traveling outside the Magic Valley for disability advocacy, medical appointments or the like.

Ted has other equally pressing needs.  Ted has a small mortgage, and debts from prior home and van repairs and modifications. He needs a new roof as a result of hail damage last fall, but the insurance company denied his claim. He also has a home access lift that needs to be repaired, a fence that needs to be replaced, and driveways that need concrete, so his wheelchair avoids getting stuck.

Our ambitious goal is to raise $40,000 to purchase Ted a newer, more reliable wheelchair accessible minivan and address his backlog with finances and home repairs. He will appreciate and make the best use of any amount we donate!

Ted is a true friend and loved by many. It is not his inclination to ask for help or reach out for what he needs. Ted is rather private with his burdens, but he deals with them admirably. Any assistance you can offer Ted would make an enormous difference. Please share this appeal with your friends and contacts. Let’s all pitch in and donate in whatever way we can!
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Update 2
Posted by David Woodhead
21 months ago
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Great news! We've surpassed $5000.00! This virtually insures Ted that he has the funds to begin making improvements to his home.
Please share this news with your friends. That's the surest way to keep this campaign on the move.
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Posted by David Woodhead
21 months ago
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Your generous donations to this campaign are most welcome. They are making a huge difference. Now you can help in a different way. For maximum top visibility and donation success, please “SHARE” Ted’s link and story with your friends on your Facebook page wall and on email, Twitter, and other social media. Keep the campaign fresh and alive. Despite our initial success, we can only guess how many more generous folks have yet to learn about Ted's call for help. Please share this news however you can with whomever you know.
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Ted Roy Jr.
22 months ago
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I am so moved and surprised by this!! I am trying to find the words… I am ever mindful of the unmet needs of others, all around us. I am truly thankful and humbled that my life-- my good, my challenges, and my cause, was considered worthy of such attention, support, and sacrifices, made by each of you. To connect, and reconnect with each of you, is another great gift of this experience…and ultimately, of my life. I can never fully repay you all, but I will keep trying! ~ Ted Roy

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Arial Hagerty-Frank
22 months ago
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So happy for you Ted! your such an incredible person, and I'm so glad I got to know you. You deserve every penny. Your such a caring, giving, loving person. I miss you Buddy! I will have to stop by and help with yard work this summer (:

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Stevie Highbarger
22 months ago
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My fiance can put the fence up once the materials have been provided. (we currently don't have any money to give but we do have our time. i can also get a discount on fencing supplies as I work at a store that sells that.)

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Ted Roy Jr.
22 months ago
1
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Thanks Stevie for your gifts of time and talent! I sent you a message. I look forward to working with you both!

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Ted Roy Jr.
22 months ago
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WOW! I appreciate each share, each kind comment and each donation!! Sometimes your impacts are not always known, but sure felt...thank you anonymous donors!! ~ Ted

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$5,635 of $40k goal

Raised by 100 people in 22 months
Created May 5, 2015
David Woodhead  
on behalf of Theodore Roy
$20
Anonymous
8 months ago
1
1
MM
$10
Mary McKinley
17 months ago
2
2
CT
$100
Carol Thomas
20 months ago
2
2

Love this amazing guy!

MM
$25
Megan and Mike McClurg
20 months ago
2
2
MP
$100
Michael Perkins
20 months ago
2
2

Good luck brother...!!!

LT
$100
LaVada Thornton
21 months ago
2
2
$20
Anonymous
21 months ago
2
2
AA
$50
Ann Anderson
21 months ago
2
2
DM
$5
david muise
21 months ago
2
2
HK
$100
Heather Kohring
21 months ago
2
2

Glad to help such a positive hard working person despite disabilities . You area great example !

Ted Roy Jr.
22 months ago
4
4

I am so moved and surprised by this!! I am trying to find the words… I am ever mindful of the unmet needs of others, all around us. I am truly thankful and humbled that my life-- my good, my challenges, and my cause, was considered worthy of such attention, support, and sacrifices, made by each of you. To connect, and reconnect with each of you, is another great gift of this experience…and ultimately, of my life. I can never fully repay you all, but I will keep trying! ~ Ted Roy

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Arial Hagerty-Frank
22 months ago
3
3

So happy for you Ted! your such an incredible person, and I'm so glad I got to know you. You deserve every penny. Your such a caring, giving, loving person. I miss you Buddy! I will have to stop by and help with yard work this summer (:

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Stevie Highbarger
22 months ago
2
2

My fiance can put the fence up once the materials have been provided. (we currently don't have any money to give but we do have our time. i can also get a discount on fencing supplies as I work at a store that sells that.)

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Ted Roy Jr.
22 months ago
1
1

Thanks Stevie for your gifts of time and talent! I sent you a message. I look forward to working with you both!

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Ted Roy Jr.
22 months ago
1
1

WOW! I appreciate each share, each kind comment and each donation!! Sometimes your impacts are not always known, but sure felt...thank you anonymous donors!! ~ Ted

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