Help the Sandovals move!

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Raised by 74 people in 2 months
Created September 26, 2018
Friends,

Stephen and Dawn are in an emergency situation. They are losing their home as their landlord is selling and has asked them to vacate.

To paint a picture of what this means - the Sandovals have been gifted with wonderful neighbours and a community that has been near during times of emergency when they have needed support. Moving means change in this vital need. For Stephen - it's imperative that he find a place that is handicap accessible. This is not easy to find in Denmark. For the kids, stability in their same school is important for their coping mechanisms. Their home has been a haven, a source of comfort and shelter. Moving is not just an inconvenience - its a challenge to their structural supports, stability and infrastructure that needs to be handicap accessible.

The promising news is that they found a place that meets Stephen's accessibility needs and is in the children's school district.  It comes available in April 2019 and it requires a deposit of first and last months rent as well as a deposit to hold their spot. The cost to move to this place that fits Stephen's accessibility needs all come to $7,500 - this is a conservative estimate.  While the move isn't until April the deadline for the deposit is within the next two weeks. That's why this is urgent.
 
Let's surround our brother with generosity and support as they work through this transition in the midst of medical hardships.

Stephen and Dawn thank you for your generosity sincerely. We thank you also. 

P.S. For those who are new to Stephen's journey, here is a video that captures this part of his story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OwMCZ31VpU
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Thank you! You all did it!

I sat on my couch less than five days ago and shared news of a need that felt too big with too little time to meet it.

Our friends started this campaign for us: https://www.gofundme.com/the-sandovals-must-move

And in less than 72 hours of sharing that video, I was proved wrong! We now have enough to put a deposit down on a great handicap accessible apartment that is just eight minutes away from our current apartment. Because of you all! And any extra funds that are sent our way will help us as we budget for moving costs and the monthly increase in rent.

Not only does this mean, we won't be homeless. But it also means our kids can stay in their current schools. It means they won't lose their friends. They have lost so much in their young lives and I'm just so relieved they won't lose that.

And although this news will be difficult for them to hear and experience (we still haven't told them this news)- we can at least show them where we will move. They already know the neighborhood. And we can get them ready and excited for the next chapter of our story. And we can share how people from all over the world helped us get there.

Generosity like this - crowd sourced - and immediate - should help us all feel good in a world that often feels out of our control. Thank you!

We will be sure to update our blog:
( www.stephenfights.org ) once the contract is signed. And we will update it again when we get photos of the new place as it gets closer to completion. And then of course when we finally move in April.

As I said in the video, may the generosity and love shown to us be returned to you.

All our love,
Stephen and Dawn Sandoval
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Raised by 74 people in 2 months
Created September 26, 2018
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