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THE STORY:

When my uncle Chuck Rihacek was born to my grandparents in 1956, there were few options for parents of babies born with Down's Syndrome. Doctors and social workers encouraged them to put Chuck in a home, public schools refused to let him go to kindergarten and I clearly recall seeing people recoil in fear when they saw my uncle in the 1970s. Luckily, my grandmother Dorothy, found support and hope in the Ray Graham Association who have helped Chuck and many other children and adults born with developmental disabilities.

Ray Graham Association https://ray-graham.org/ is all about empowering people with disabilities. And not everyone is empowered quite the same way. With their broad array of educational, vocational, community, respite, early intervention, recreational, home-based and residential programs and services, RGA is able to find just the right way to empower each of the amazing, gifted individuals they serve.

Through RGA, Chuck received an education, social and job skills training, and a place to live in a group home in Bloomingdale, IL where he resides today. Empowering people with disabilities has been Ray Graham Association's mission since 1950.

My neighbors in Illinois know that the State of IL has dramatically cut funding to important programs like RGA's. Please help me raise some much-needed funds for the Ray Graham Association.

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$4,253

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sharon Simon

     

  • Rachel and Brad

    $50

  • Diane and Bill Walenda

    $250

  • Kristin Sedej

    $50

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  • Jennifer Johnston

    $50

  • Bill and Kelly Walenda

    $200

  • Mary & Mike McManus

    $50

  • Amy Huston

    $50

  • gail daniels

    $250

  • Helen Mendoza

    $50

  • CORRINNE WALENDA WARD

    $100

  • Maribeth Kopriva

    $50

  • Natalie Dudek

    $100

  • The Bigelow Gang!!

    $100

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    $50

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    $50

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    $100

  • Vicki Manske

    $100

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  • Michelle Iskowitz

    $50

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    $100

  • Jim Koelbl

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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Dan Frigo

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  • Moira Nield

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  • Rhonda Austin

     

  • Michelle Estrada

    $25

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    $50

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    $100

  • Wayne Sirmons

    $100

  • FS1 , Brian & Chris

    $100

  • Apex Commercial Kitchen Co.

    $103

  • Sam Moyer

    $50

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  • Anonymous

    $500

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  • Morgan and Sarah Daniels

    $25

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  • Christine Guyott

    $25

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  • Kochman Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Trish Jass

     

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  • RetroBen

    $50

  • John and Jill Floryance and family

    $100

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Donor Comments

John and Jill Floryance and family

John and Jill Floryance and family

DONATION: $100

For Uncle Chuck 2 years ago

RetroBen

RetroBen

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Everyone at the SLC 2 years ago

Trish Jass

Trish Jass

Go get 'em, Corrinne! Way to support your uncle and those (like my cousin Sonia) with similar struggles. 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Go Corrinne! 2 years ago

Kochman Family

Kochman Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Rutkowski

Rutkowski

2 years ago

Jenny Chapman

Jenny Chapman

What a great cause! Will be cheering you on cousin!!! 2 years ago

Christine Guyott

Christine Guyott

DONATION: $25

2 years ago