Wheels for Mr. Janke (JJ)

$32,420 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 664 people in 29 months
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Rick Davis
on behalf of John Janke
 LONGVIEW, WA
UPDATE: As a result of the overwhelming response to support JJ's cause we have increased the goal amount to $30,000. Extra funds will be used to ensure a solid financial cushion for wheelchair maintenance as he continues to serve our community. Thank you all for the heartwarming support. It's great to be a Hilander!

After years of driving his motorized wheelchair to and from work as a substitute teacher at Kelso High School  Mr Janke's "ride" has finally expired.  Insurance no longer covers  repairs and its time for a new and improved wheelchair.  Rain or shine Mr. Janke has been a part of Kelso classrooms for years. His presence has touched the lives of countless students/staff and now it's time to show our appreciation. Our goal is to raise $20,000 to cover the cost of a new chair which includes a funding cushion for future wheelchair repairs. Please share this goal with others in an effort to quickly raise the needed funds. 

We ARE Kelso!
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Thank you for the outstanding support and generous donations. We exceeded our goal amount within 48 hours. JJ is already scheduling fittings for his new chair. It's a proud day to be a Hilander. Thank you.
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Danielle Newton
29 months ago

Travis Keeney lives with us and he has a nice power chair that he has only used maybe 4 times that he is willing to give to him. He also has a rack for the back of a vehicle to be able to transport the chair. Im not sure who to get a hold of to get it to him but we live in Vancouver. It has been sitting for a while so worse case scenario it might need a new battery if the one he has doesn't hold the charge from it sitting for so long. It is a really nice chair that just doesn't get used. He would love to give it to Mr Janke : )

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Maria Alba-Estrada
29 months ago

My family also has a moterized chair, if it's suitable you're free to give to him. I messaged you on Facebook details, and hope to hear back soon.

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Madysen Tucker
29 months ago

As it is also Cerebral Palsy Month we should definitely show Mr Jenke all the appreciation he deserves (:

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Kelly St.Onge
29 months ago
6
6

Couldn't leave one of the best hanging.

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Erin Hobson
29 months ago
3
3

I still quote him. "You be cool. I'll be cool."

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Danny Ollom
29 months ago
2
2

I didn't donate as much as alot of people did but I'm honored to have been able to contribute at least a little. Mr. Jenke lived down the road from me for years and I always saw him zipping around in his chair I'm glad he'll be getting a new one! It's awesome how many people have helped so far! You guys are awesome!

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Jenn Pekrul
29 months ago
2
2

One of the best teachers I've ever had, I honestly miss being in school only because of how amazing he made school. He was a great inspiration to many of us who had difficulty in school, I wish I could afford to donate but I can not. I can however offer these words, in the hopes others will donate and share this fundraiser page. Much love from this former student ☺

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Erin Malave
29 months ago
1
1

One of the best teachers I've had. Independent and so giving. Never judged you & always believed in you. I'm so happy to see the outcome!

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Dawn Appelberg
29 months ago
1
1

There was a group of high school students who built a wheelchair for a fellow classmate as their project in shop....Shop teacher at this man's school should think about that@

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Forress H Cozad II
29 months ago

I see you have had a couple offers for free chairs. I also have on that I do not use any more. It is almost brand new. But it does need a new battery. You are more then welcome to have it if you want. Just message me and we can make arrangements to have it picked up.

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Darnell Julian Haywood
29 months ago

I hope you make the goal his was one of my teacher in spanaway and he is a great man and has a heart of gold.

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Katie Brock Miller
29 months ago

Best substitute teach we ever had at Wallace School!

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Cadi Rowton
29 months ago

This couldn't be for a better man!! What an honor it was to have this man as a teacher, many times! Thank you for all the many lessons you taught me Janke!!

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Dave Ivey
29 months ago

Amazing!....Great things happen to Good people...

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Sherry Barr
29 months ago

You are so deserving of this! The Barr Family

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Mary Smith
29 months ago

Awesome teacher and good friend. Love ya JJ!

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Tammy Scoby
29 months ago

Mr Janke was a sub back when I was in school. Awesome teacher!

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Mary Dwyer
29 months ago
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$25
Suzie Cowan
29 months ago
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Heather Guz
29 months ago
$25
Anonymous
29 months ago
SB
$50
Sherry Cole Bergstrom
29 months ago
$25
Anonymous
29 months ago
$100
Anonymous
29 months ago
$10
Katie Brock Miller
29 months ago
DS
$50
Dan & Gay Smith
29 months ago
Danielle Newton
29 months ago

Travis Keeney lives with us and he has a nice power chair that he has only used maybe 4 times that he is willing to give to him. He also has a rack for the back of a vehicle to be able to transport the chair. Im not sure who to get a hold of to get it to him but we live in Vancouver. It has been sitting for a while so worse case scenario it might need a new battery if the one he has doesn't hold the charge from it sitting for so long. It is a really nice chair that just doesn't get used. He would love to give it to Mr Janke : )

+ Read More
Maria Alba-Estrada
29 months ago

My family also has a moterized chair, if it's suitable you're free to give to him. I messaged you on Facebook details, and hope to hear back soon.

+ Read More
Madysen Tucker
29 months ago

As it is also Cerebral Palsy Month we should definitely show Mr Jenke all the appreciation he deserves (:

+ Read More
Kelly St.Onge
29 months ago
6
6

Couldn't leave one of the best hanging.

+ Read More
Erin Hobson
29 months ago
3
3

I still quote him. "You be cool. I'll be cool."

+ Read More
Danny Ollom
29 months ago
2
2

I didn't donate as much as alot of people did but I'm honored to have been able to contribute at least a little. Mr. Jenke lived down the road from me for years and I always saw him zipping around in his chair I'm glad he'll be getting a new one! It's awesome how many people have helped so far! You guys are awesome!

+ Read More
Jenn Pekrul
29 months ago
2
2

One of the best teachers I've ever had, I honestly miss being in school only because of how amazing he made school. He was a great inspiration to many of us who had difficulty in school, I wish I could afford to donate but I can not. I can however offer these words, in the hopes others will donate and share this fundraiser page. Much love from this former student ☺

+ Read More
Erin Malave
29 months ago
1
1

One of the best teachers I've had. Independent and so giving. Never judged you & always believed in you. I'm so happy to see the outcome!

+ Read More
Dawn Appelberg
29 months ago
1
1

There was a group of high school students who built a wheelchair for a fellow classmate as their project in shop....Shop teacher at this man's school should think about that@

+ Read More
Forress H Cozad II
29 months ago

I see you have had a couple offers for free chairs. I also have on that I do not use any more. It is almost brand new. But it does need a new battery. You are more then welcome to have it if you want. Just message me and we can make arrangements to have it picked up.

+ Read More
Darnell Julian Haywood
29 months ago

I hope you make the goal his was one of my teacher in spanaway and he is a great man and has a heart of gold.

+ Read More
Katie Brock Miller
29 months ago

Best substitute teach we ever had at Wallace School!

+ Read More
Cadi Rowton
29 months ago

This couldn't be for a better man!! What an honor it was to have this man as a teacher, many times! Thank you for all the many lessons you taught me Janke!!

+ Read More
Dave Ivey
29 months ago

Amazing!....Great things happen to Good people...

+ Read More
Sherry Barr
29 months ago

You are so deserving of this! The Barr Family

+ Read More
Mary Smith
29 months ago

Awesome teacher and good friend. Love ya JJ!

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Tammy Scoby
29 months ago

Mr Janke was a sub back when I was in school. Awesome teacher!

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