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Graham Gives

Organized by: Lauren Terpstra

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THE STORY:

Graham was born last year at UMC his birth has blessed us in so many ways. He came into this world in a beautiful birth but was transported to the NICU for several hours because he had issues breathing. Today he is a happy healthy little boy. We celebrate his first year and his health and look forward to many years to come. In the past several weeks I have had the pleasure of being blessed by a local family that has a little guy a few months younger than Graham. Wade has Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Wade was diagnosed at 6 months with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) type 1 after they noticed severe weakness and developmental delays. SMA is genetic disorder where a gene in the spinal cord has been deleted, This deleted gene makes it where messages can't get past the spinal cord causing the muscles to die off. This makes Wade very weak and can cause respiratory failure. He will never sit, crawl, walk or be very verbal. The prognosis of SMA is 95% of babies don't live to see their second birthday. His family enjoy every moment they have with Wade and fight SMA as much as they can. We as a family would like to help them enjoy his time here a little more. Would you consider donating to help this cause in place of a birthday present for Graham. XOXO Much Love The Terpstra Family

$135

 

68% Raised of $200 Goal

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  • Theo Dilks

    $25

  • Laney, Wade and Elsie Christopher

    $10

  • The Swansons

    $20

  • James Hadlock

    $30

  • Sebastian and Amy

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

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Organized by

Lauren Terpstra

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Sebastian and Amy

Sebastian and Amy

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

James Hadlock

James Hadlock

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

The Swansons

The Swansons

DONATION: $20

A beautiful thing to do Lauren! We send love and prayers to the family as well! 4 years ago

Laney, Wade and Elsie Christopher

Laney, Wade and Elsie Christopher

DONATION: $10

Awesome "gift" idea! 4 years ago

Theo Dilks

Theo Dilks

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

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