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Northern Michigan Equine Therapy's Fundraiser:

Help Zander Walk

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Zander is close!
July 16, 2017

Please take a look at Zander walking at Northern Michigan Equine Therapy. You can see at one point he surprises himself when he turns around  See more

THE STORY:

"Your child will never walk," stated the many doctors Krystal consulted about her son's super power, Pitt Hopkins Syndrome. A genetic disorder best explained as a car manual missing a few hundred pages. These missing pages affects Zander's ability to walk. But not so fast. You see, Zander was discharged from therapy as nothing worked...nothing. But one therapist suggested a possible option, equine hippotherapy. At Northern Michigan Equine Therapy (NMET), a licensed occupational therapist, a therapy horse "Adelle", volunteers, a special saddle, and Zander's hard work made it happen. Zander walked for the first time after his third session at NMET. Watching Zander walk unassisted for three steps down the aisleway into his mother’s arms as tears rolled down her face is something the NMET team will never forget. It was also his 5th birthday. Today, he is at nearly a dozen steps, but there is still a lot of work to be done. Krystal is getting married in August 2018. Her greatest gift is to see Zander and his older brother walk her down the aisle together. This fundraiser gives Zander 2-3 sessions per week, which the NMET team believes is perfect to make this dream a reality. With your help, Zander and his big brother will walk their mom down the aisle...unassisted.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,175

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Fettigs

    $100

  • Meredic and Alan

    $100

  • Alyson Halvarson

    $50

  • Cittadin Family

     

  • Nana and Papa Bill

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lindy & Jonathon Thompson

    $100

  • N+A

    $50

  • Siren PR

    $50

  • Jon & Melissa Supernault

    $100

  • Wegmann Family

    $100

  • Debbie

     

  • Jorge and Pat Morales

    $100

  • Cristine Banko

    $50

  • Megan Morrill and family

     

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7% Raised of $18,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,175 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Northern Michigan Equine Therapy

Amount Raised

$975

 

5% Raised of $18,000 Goal

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J L Sumpter

Amount Raised

$150

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Alyson Halvarson

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Megan Morrill and family

Megan Morrill and family

4 days ago

Cristine Banko

Cristine Banko

DONATION: $50

Wonderful progress Zander, so great to see you walk ! I remember you from Munchkin Manor. Best wishes (Miss Sindye's Mom) 5 days ago

Jorge and Pat Morales

Jorge and Pat Morales

DONATION: $100

7 days ago

Debbie

Debbie

Zander, we have faith you'll be ready for your mom's wedding! 3 weeks ago

Wegmann Family

Wegmann Family

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Jon & Melissa Supernault

Jon & Melissa Supernault

DONATION: $100

You rock it Zander! Donating in memory of your soon to be grandpa Phil. 2 months ago

Siren PR

Siren PR

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

N+A

N+A

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Lindy & Jonathon Thompson

Lindy & Jonathon Thompson

DONATION: $100

GO ZANDER GO!! Our community is so lucky to have this program. If anyone can help Zander and his family, it's NMET. 2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 months ago