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Elle's Enchanted Forest - Playground for Everyone

Organized by: Ann Butler

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EVENT DATE Aug 08, 2015

THE STORY:

Elle’s Enchanted Forest is inspired by the unconditional love Elle’s sister Nikita has for her younger sister and the dream to have a place to go with her Grandpappy, a disabled Veteran.

Elle was born on May 5th, 2014. She was born with bi-vocal chord paralysis and couldn’t breathe. Elle had to spend time in the NICU and at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Rehab Center for 3 months. After a ton of tests and all the specialist coming back with inconclusive results, the genetic results finally came back that there was a large deletion of chromosome #4. It is De Novo, meaning it is new in the medical world. The doctors can not give us a clear picture of what to expect, they can only compare to cases of patients missing only 5-10% of what Elle is missing. They said she may never walk or talk. We also had to make the hard decision to give her a tracheostomy and g-tube. We both strongly believe that Elle is going to prove all the doctors wrong. We are trying to give Elle the best chances and support we can. She is a busy girl working with multiple pediatric therapists and playing with her big sister, Nikita. We want to see our girls play together without limits and believe all children and families should have this same opportunity.

Our mission is to have a playground for all children, including children with disabilities, and for parents/grandparents/Veterans that are disabled to have a place to be able to play with their kids / grandkids. There will also be a focus to include elements for children/adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as their needs are unique from those with physical disabilities. We want the playground to be inclusive to everyone. It will truly be a great place for all families. And it will hopefully allow families to find support from other families going through similar experiences in a happy setting.

We have the full support from Rocky River Mayor Bobst and Chris Mehling, the Director of Rocky River Parks and Recreation to start this project. We have lots of work to prepare for build day, as Phase 1 will be built by the community in just 1 day. The key to the success of this project will be volunteers on build day and donations to raise funding for the playground. Seriously, we can't thank you enough for taking the time to visit our page and hopefully support in any way that you can. We have a lot to raise in a short time, but we know all of us can do it!

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Our total goal is to raise $2,000,000. $1 Million for Elle's Enchanted Forest and $1 Million to be donated to another city to have the same opportunity. We are hoping that city will than pay it forward and raise $1 Million for another city.

Please consider donating just $1 to help provide a place to inspire others to believe that miracles happen everyday.

$4,200

 

0% Raised of $1,000,000 Goal

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  • Elle's Family

    $100

  • Henry Curtis

     

  • AJ Miner

     

  • Brian Harrington & Andrew Spak

    $20

  • Joan French

    $25

  • Jess Trav and Violet

    $35

  • Nida & Tom

    $250

  • Lois and fernando

    $100

  • Jenn and Chris

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Todd & Karen Reinart

     

  • The Longdon's

    $220

  • Kovi Family

    $50

  • Thai spice

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • The Gelineau Family

    $500

  • Warren G. Hanes

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Megan Fortney

    $150

  • Henry & Jann Bonness

    $25

  • The Fitzpatrick Family

    $100

  • The Quinn Family

    $75

  • The Schroeder Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Stephanie McHerron

    $25

  • The Biehl Family

    $200

  • Tracie Benson

    $50

  • ESI Electrical Contractors

    $100

  • Don and Melinda Golas

    $250

  • Meg Ry

    $25

  • Flavie and Axel Morgand

     

  • Lucas Sambrook

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $5

  • R. Mahon

     

  • Jamie and Matthew Boggs

    $250

  • Racco

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Bela Krizanovic

    $10

  • Monica & Kim Gaddis

    $15

  • Alex C (You GO Bela!)

    $25

  • Merve Erdir

    $10

  • Tamara

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Super Graphic Design Woman

    $25

  • Lorien Appman

    $25

  • Melanie Irvin

    $25

  • Fernando and Lois

    $25

  • The Eel

    $10

  • Happy Birthday Elle!

    $40

  • Diana Cipriani

    $75

  • Steven Sinko

    $50

  • Gino Costanzo

    $50

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Organized by

Ann Butler

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Donor Comments

Gino Costanzo

Gino Costanzo

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Steven Sinko

Steven Sinko

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Diana Cipriani

Diana Cipriani

DONATION: $75

What a beautiful child and a beautiful idea! 2 years ago

Happy Birthday Elle!

Happy Birthday Elle!

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

The Eel

The Eel

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Fernando and Lois

Fernando and Lois

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Melanie Irvin

Melanie Irvin

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Lorien Appman

Lorien Appman

DONATION: $25

Happy birthday, Elle! 2 years ago

Super Graphic Design Woman

Super Graphic Design Woman

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

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