WHEELZ FOR JOSH!!

$5,795 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 68 people in 50 months



 Hello!  Thank you for taking a few minutes to read and consider our story and a possible donation for Josh.  Greetings from Kayla Harris, a 14 year old girl and Josh’s big sister, and Kimberly Andrews- luckiest nurse on the planet caring for Josh in his home.   Kayla and I are so fortunate to have Josh in our lives as a little brother and pediatric patient-  he is incredibly unique and awesome.  Josh is a funny, joyous, kind, gentle hearted, loving, smart, selfless and a sweet boy.   Just spend 5 minutes with Josh, he will have your heart melting, you smiling from ear to ear and positively impacting your day.   When Kayla was little, she really didn't understand or comprehend his medical condition- Spina Bifida.  Kayla didn't see Josh as different threw her eyes, she just knew Josh was unable to walk.   She knew he couldn't play tag and hide and seek like the other kids she knew, and she realized she had to bend over to hug him.   Kayla knew at that moment when she first held him, she would never have a normal life like all the other girls, but she was ok with it.  When Josh was younger, he was unable to talk-  Kayla learned how much Josh needed her when he used sign language to ask for Kayla quite often, and she could see the love Josh had for her in his eyes.   And I was fortunate to be on a school bus, caring for a fellow student at Meeting St. school when I met Josh.   We instantly bonded and I couldn't wait to see him again.  Shortly after that first bus ride, I was blessed with the ability to provide nursing services in his home and spend time with Josh and his family.  The last 4 years, nearly 5 now has been the most rewarding for me as a nurse with Josh and his family.   We have shared some amazing experiences together and made some lasting memories, and I hope to have many more.   Kayla and I were given something special and unique and it is ours to keep!  The Harris family are the most positive, loving and wonderful people I know-  they make me want to be a better person so I am so inclined to help!!  We are blessed to say over the last 4-6 yrs Josh has been pretty stable and did not need much medical care until recently.   Josh had a serious surgery on 4/9/15-  a spinal fusion to correct his scoliosis.   We are home and Josh is recovering well and working very hard to get back to baseline.   Josh and his family are now in need of a handicapped accessible vehicle, since transferring him to a car seat is to physically challenging- and unfortunately the cost is 50-60K at minimal for a basic van.   We are pounding the pavement, utilizing any and all resources to work as a team in the community to raise the money for JOSH'S  new WHEELZ.  So reach into your pocket, no donation is too small.   In addition to the gofundme page, we are having a Spaghetti Supper fundraiser on 5/17/2015 as another possible resourceful event.   Have a heart and lets get this boy rolling in his new WHEELZ! GO TEAM JOSH!!!
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KEEP OUR WHEELZ SPINNING FOR JOSH! Another fabulous fundraising event! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!! ROLL ON IN!!
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WHEELZ FOR JOSH!! The count down is on!!! Our fundraiser dinner is Sunday! So excited to celebrate with all 175 or more of you!!! It's going to feel like Christmas with all of these blessings!! We can't thank our donors, friends, family and volunteers enough! You made this possible!!! LOVE AND THANKS TO YOU ALL!! GO TEAM JOSH!!!
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WHEELZ FOR JOSH! Keep them spinning so we can keep climbing to our goal! Thank you to all for your kindness and generosity! We couldn't do this without YOU!!!
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WHEELZ FOR JOSH KEEP SPINNING! Sending a big thanks to all our donors! Family, friends, and nurse's are working hard for our final plans for our fundraiser dinner on 5/17/15- SUNDAY IS COMING FAST!!! Life is good and we are so grateful!! ❤️❤️❤️
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$5,795 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 68 people in 50 months
Created April 24, 2015
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JF
$50
Joe & Pam Farmer
47 months ago
EL
$20
Ed Lesuer
47 months ago
DH
$5
David Harris
47 months ago
SD
$50
Stephen Desroches
49 months ago
$10
Anonymous
49 months ago
$50
Anonymous
49 months ago
CM
$100
Carlos and Daiany Montemor
49 months ago
$50
Denise Richardson
49 months ago

Hope to get you wheelin' soon, Josh. Denise Richardson (Jim's Mom)

$50
Debbie Langdeau
49 months ago

David, I was hoping to make it to the fundraiser...but Tommy ended up working a double. I hope it was a success and that this helps!

KG
$100
Keith and Jenn Garafola
49 months ago
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