Amber and John Bear VanRiper

$123,520 of $125k goal

Raised by 2,962 people in 15 months
Mandy Kibby
on behalf of Aaron VanRiper
  RIVERSIDE, TX
Amber and Bear are in Memorial Herman Houston. Both have multiple broken bones. This is an outstanding family! They are involved with supporting our local community of Riverside and Fire Stations. Please help this precious family due to excessive medical bills and lack of funds that will come in over the next year. Amber and Bear will both be in wheelchairs leaving Aaron to take care of his family 24/7 in a house full of stairs. (My name is Mandy Kibby and I have been friends with the VanRiper family since before John Bear was growing in his mommy's stomach..... Aaron will be withdrawing the donations himself when this fundraiser for his family is over.) God Is Good All The Time!!!!
+ Read More
Update 19
13 months ago
5
5
Amber, Bear and their first responders!!! I love ALL my EMS peeps that help HMH... It takes a strong, smart person to stabilize and heal people the way that you guys do !!! Blessed that God let me get to know some great EMS saints with healing hands!!! Stay God Strong EMS and Firefighter brothers and sisters!!! God is Good All The Time
Blessed to have ALL these guys!!
+ Read More
Update 18
14 months ago
4
4
Aaron, Amber and Bear after church. God is working so hard in their lives!!! Keep up the prayers! Amber is a little depressed at home due to the fact that the world is NOT wheelchair friendly! Thank you Thomas Lake Road Fire Deparment and Cove Marina for the wheelchair ramp otherwise her own home would not be wheelchair friendly!! Also, please pray for and support Stanley James Gofundme page! The VanRiper family is praying for his healing!!! Stan is in a nursing home and still in bad shape while trying to heal.. This burdens Ambers heart in ways that words cannot explain... Only prayers can help her heart and STANS healing process!! God is Good ALL The Time!!
Amber, Bear and Aaron after church service!!!
+ Read More
Update 17
14 months ago
5
5
I will post pictures later of VanRiper family. They are at home and the prayers for healing, strength and courage is much needed!! May God lead this family to do great things cuz he sure has worked in their lives!!! God is Good ALL The Time!!!
I don't understand why people donate and then take back... Please don't take back any PRAYERS!! The Prayers are what keeps the family going. God is Good ALL The Time! God bless everyone for such mercy to this family.. Mercy is one hard blessing
+ Read More
Update 16
14 months ago
Bear got to see his mommy!!!!
Happy
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Help spread the word!
 5.4K total shares
Lucas Mitchell
14 months ago

Getting paid tonight at midnight. First thing I plan to do tomorrow is a make a donation. People stop asking about his insurance! Some people dont have it, cant afford it, or who knows what's going on. If you would like to help, then help. If not, take your questions else where. If your house was on fire, this man would be the first one running into it to make sure everybody was out safely. He wouldnt be standing around asking about your home owner insurance!

+ Read More
Phyllis Kennedy
14 months ago

In answer to a post about Aaron's insurance, yes, Aaron is the Assistant Fire Chief of the Thomas Lake Road Volunteer Fire Department and there is no health insurance through the volunteer fire departments. Wish there were.

+ Read More
Kimberly Osullivan
14 months ago

All the time god is good. I cant donate money but i can pray for the family. God bless

+ Read More
Nick Miller
14 months ago

As a Firefighter for 20 years....recently retired as Deputy Chief, I understand the struggle you guys are dealing with. We never want such a tragedy as this to happen to our family. Just know your Fore Service family is here for you guys. Many Brothers have donated, and I have challenged other Brothers in the region to match my donation of $100. Keep your head up, Aaron. We're praying for you and the family. #Firefighter #Brotherhood With warmest regards, Nick Miller Planning Specialist FEMA DHS

+ Read More
Cyndi Rini
14 months ago

You volunteer your time to help others in need. The least I can do is volunteer my time in praying for you and your family in your time of need. I have also shared your story. Only wish I could do more. Blessings!

+ Read More
Sharon Pugh
14 months ago

It doesnt matter if this family has health insurance.Like alot of health insurances they dont pay everything so im sure the family will have to come out of pocket.they will need therpy and all sorts of stuff to recover. Also im sure they both worked and now will have to try and pay all their bills with one income along with all the medical bills ect.... So reguardless if they have health insurance that will help with some or most of the medical bills,they still have to pay some along with everything else. So either help them and donate or even your prayers will mean alot,but please stop questioning about their health insurance. If they didnt need help,im sure there would not be a go fund me set up for them when they are in the news which is how i found this page. Our prayers are with all of the family

+ Read More
Chuck Hoover
14 months ago

Hope this donation helps. God bless.

+ Read More
Amanda Beil
14 months ago

Taylor swift donated! She is such a caring compassionate person!

+ Read More
Ray N Misti Astudillo
14 months ago

I came across your story on FB and it brought me to tears. Immediately I thought, wow God was with your wife and child when they survived that horrible accident, what a miracle. May he continue to stay by your side and give them the strength to make a quick recovery. God bless your wife, child, family, those who have donated to your fund and you especially, for the work you do, people who volunteer their time to help others are like true angels on earth. I wish I had the funds to donate more, but I hope my donation helps. God bless.

+ Read More
Alicia Reynen
14 months ago

Im a firefighters wife and i dread ever being the one that my husband has to rescue and as for volunteer firefighters there is no health insurance for them. God bless you brother in ur time of need and i will donate tomarrow when i get paid stay strong and remember that u have brothers to turn too in ur time in need .

+ Read More
Sandra Taylor
14 months ago

Please post updates so the many who care can read about their progress.

+ Read More
Vanessa Pizana
14 months ago
9
9

I wish I wasn't facing my own financial difficulties to be able to help, but I will be praying for your family and their recovery. God bless

+ Read More
Kris Lee
14 months ago
8
8

Amen, Lucas Mitchell! We are in a similar situation when it comes to insurance and honestly before we lost ours I had no idea how difficult it could be to even get coverage for the kids through the State and County programs let alone ourselves. He is a volunteer firefighter giving to people with no expectation of anything in return and sometimes even the most gracious need some help. I was embarrassed setting up our gofundme asking for help for my family but many people told me not to be and sometimes people just need help.

+ Read More
April Miller Straight-Root
14 months ago
7
7

Praying. My family also does volunteer fire fighting. Pays zero but the blessings are wayyyy more important. Sharing on fb and every site possible. Xoxox

+ Read More
Jarett Bailey
14 months ago
7
7

Curious as to how you one can be a firefighter but not have health insurance. Volunteer?

+ Read More
Anastasia Medina
14 months ago
7
7

I absolutely shared from savannah GA . No donation is too small. God bless your family and you sir.

+ Read More
Tracy Waugaman
14 months ago
5
5

I couldn't afford to donate but I shared this for you .. my prayers are with the family ...

+ Read More
Jenee Vance-Walker
14 months ago
5
5

I am sorry I can't donate I wish I could but my thoughts and prayers are with the family God bless you all may God heal your pain and worries .

+ Read More
John Moore
14 months ago
5
5

I can't donate due to my own money problems but I have shared this to my 2500 friends on facebook and I will continue to do so until the goal is met or you take the fund down. yall are in my thoughts. I wish yall the best ♥

+ Read More
Linda Houle
14 months ago
5
5

I am sharing your story in Wylie, Texas. God bless you for volunteering as a firefighter, and God bless your sweet family. I hope they recover quickly and without any residual problems.

+ Read More

$123,520 of $125k goal

Raised by 2,962 people in 15 months
Created June 7, 2015
Mandy Kibby  
on behalf of Aaron VanRiper
  Medical   RIVERSIDE, TX
ST
$50
Sharon Timme
4 months ago
CM
$14
Chequetta McDaniel
4 months ago
AS
$50
Alan Schwartze
8 months ago

Peace be with you & family

+ Read More
$100
Marlise Shapiro Glasman
8 months ago

God bless ,get better ❤️

+ Read More
JK
$100
James Kling
9 months ago

I want to help because it is the right thing to do. To those who are considering think what if this was your family wife or son

+ Read More
ZK
$25
Zachary Kindred
9 months ago

It kills me to see hard working americans with no insurance while we give it free to those who dont want to earn it. Speedy recovery and god bless

+ Read More
TW
$10
Trudi Williams
9 months ago

I hope Amber & bear are recovering ok sending you lots of love kisses & hugs love Trudi Neil & family York in England

+ Read More
$25
Ed Morel
10 months ago

I hope this small donation helps. God bless your family. Thank you for your service to your community.

+ Read More
RR
$5
Richard Ramon
10 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$5
Jennifer Gutke
11 months ago (Monthly Donation)
Lucas Mitchell
14 months ago

Getting paid tonight at midnight. First thing I plan to do tomorrow is a make a donation. People stop asking about his insurance! Some people dont have it, cant afford it, or who knows what's going on. If you would like to help, then help. If not, take your questions else where. If your house was on fire, this man would be the first one running into it to make sure everybody was out safely. He wouldnt be standing around asking about your home owner insurance!

+ Read More
Phyllis Kennedy
14 months ago

In answer to a post about Aaron's insurance, yes, Aaron is the Assistant Fire Chief of the Thomas Lake Road Volunteer Fire Department and there is no health insurance through the volunteer fire departments. Wish there were.

+ Read More
Kimberly Osullivan
14 months ago

All the time god is good. I cant donate money but i can pray for the family. God bless

+ Read More
Nick Miller
14 months ago

As a Firefighter for 20 years....recently retired as Deputy Chief, I understand the struggle you guys are dealing with. We never want such a tragedy as this to happen to our family. Just know your Fore Service family is here for you guys. Many Brothers have donated, and I have challenged other Brothers in the region to match my donation of $100. Keep your head up, Aaron. We're praying for you and the family. #Firefighter #Brotherhood With warmest regards, Nick Miller Planning Specialist FEMA DHS

+ Read More
Cyndi Rini
14 months ago

You volunteer your time to help others in need. The least I can do is volunteer my time in praying for you and your family in your time of need. I have also shared your story. Only wish I could do more. Blessings!

+ Read More
Sharon Pugh
14 months ago

It doesnt matter if this family has health insurance.Like alot of health insurances they dont pay everything so im sure the family will have to come out of pocket.they will need therpy and all sorts of stuff to recover. Also im sure they both worked and now will have to try and pay all their bills with one income along with all the medical bills ect.... So reguardless if they have health insurance that will help with some or most of the medical bills,they still have to pay some along with everything else. So either help them and donate or even your prayers will mean alot,but please stop questioning about their health insurance. If they didnt need help,im sure there would not be a go fund me set up for them when they are in the news which is how i found this page. Our prayers are with all of the family

+ Read More
Chuck Hoover
14 months ago

Hope this donation helps. God bless.

+ Read More
Amanda Beil
14 months ago

Taylor swift donated! She is such a caring compassionate person!

+ Read More
Ray N Misti Astudillo
14 months ago

I came across your story on FB and it brought me to tears. Immediately I thought, wow God was with your wife and child when they survived that horrible accident, what a miracle. May he continue to stay by your side and give them the strength to make a quick recovery. God bless your wife, child, family, those who have donated to your fund and you especially, for the work you do, people who volunteer their time to help others are like true angels on earth. I wish I had the funds to donate more, but I hope my donation helps. God bless.

+ Read More
Alicia Reynen
14 months ago

Im a firefighters wife and i dread ever being the one that my husband has to rescue and as for volunteer firefighters there is no health insurance for them. God bless you brother in ur time of need and i will donate tomarrow when i get paid stay strong and remember that u have brothers to turn too in ur time in need .

+ Read More
Sandra Taylor
14 months ago

Please post updates so the many who care can read about their progress.

+ Read More
Vanessa Pizana
14 months ago
9
9

I wish I wasn't facing my own financial difficulties to be able to help, but I will be praying for your family and their recovery. God bless

+ Read More
Kris Lee
14 months ago
8
8

Amen, Lucas Mitchell! We are in a similar situation when it comes to insurance and honestly before we lost ours I had no idea how difficult it could be to even get coverage for the kids through the State and County programs let alone ourselves. He is a volunteer firefighter giving to people with no expectation of anything in return and sometimes even the most gracious need some help. I was embarrassed setting up our gofundme asking for help for my family but many people told me not to be and sometimes people just need help.

+ Read More
April Miller Straight-Root
14 months ago
7
7

Praying. My family also does volunteer fire fighting. Pays zero but the blessings are wayyyy more important. Sharing on fb and every site possible. Xoxox

+ Read More
Jarett Bailey
14 months ago
7
7

Curious as to how you one can be a firefighter but not have health insurance. Volunteer?

+ Read More
Anastasia Medina
14 months ago
7
7

I absolutely shared from savannah GA . No donation is too small. God bless your family and you sir.

+ Read More
Tracy Waugaman
14 months ago
5
5

I couldn't afford to donate but I shared this for you .. my prayers are with the family ...

+ Read More
Jenee Vance-Walker
14 months ago
5
5

I am sorry I can't donate I wish I could but my thoughts and prayers are with the family God bless you all may God heal your pain and worries .

+ Read More
John Moore
14 months ago
5
5

I can't donate due to my own money problems but I have shared this to my 2500 friends on facebook and I will continue to do so until the goal is met or you take the fund down. yall are in my thoughts. I wish yall the best ♥

+ Read More
Linda Houle
14 months ago
5
5

I am sharing your story in Wylie, Texas. God bless you for volunteering as a firefighter, and God bless your sweet family. I hope they recover quickly and without any residual problems.

+ Read More
  Use My Facebook Account
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now
 Share on Facebook