Electric wheelchair for my Mom
Organized by: Stacy Griffith
This picture is currently a few years old, but its of my mother Stacy Griffith and I Meagan Griffith. In fact, this picture was during an award ceremony which we attended for my academic achievements with Duke TIP. Currently I am 16 going on 17 and my mother is 41. My mother has given up so much to help our family over the years. For instance when I was younger and my father fell off of a two story building, she stopped everything (often times including sleeping) to make sure he was okay and had everything he needed. During my numerous bone breaks (It’s been three so far, one wrist and my ankle twice on two separate occasions) she would often have to take off of work with the risk of getting fired to help me get to doctors appointments. When I broke my ankle the first time, we ended up needing to travel all the way to St. Louis, Missouri. It was there that we received help from the Shriners Hospital and they helped us discover that I had a form of brittle bone.(Osteogenesis imperfecta if your prefer the medical term, like I do) During extreme times, she has also stopped taking her medications to make sure we have all the necessities. Several years ago she ended up hurting her back, pelvis and SI joint which makes it very difficult for her to walk. We are hoping that through this fundraiser that we can earn enough money for an electric wheelchair and its accessories as it would grant her the ability to get around and experience more of the world again (she has been bedridden since the back, hip, and joint injury.) Since we can’t afford the surgery to allow her to walk again, this would be the next best thing. It would be wonderful to see her smiling and enjoying the rest of her life. Any form of donation helps, from a penny to a happy thought being thrown our way. We are not asking for the family vacation to Disneyland we have never had. We are asking for the ability to just sit on the porch together looking at the stars without giving up due to the struggle to get there. Thank you for your time.