HOT Wheels 4 Noah

Organized by: naomi williams

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Rapid Response
March 26, 2016

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THE STORY:

I received this message a week before our last race which REALLY put things in perspective for me: "Are you needing me to bring Noah's racing chair to Atlanta next week?" I actually didn't need him to take because another friend was already transporting it for us! I'm so thankful and blessed to have friends willing to help us stay active and mobile.

Friends, Noah and I need your help. He's outgrown 'typical' carseats and ultimately our vehicle. His ability to get out and about participating in races, camp and other activities has been curbed as he, the wheelchair and adapted equipment can no longer fit in our car at the same time. In addition to the weekly therapy sessions and numerous monthly specialists appointments, we work to enjoy play dates and outings with our friends.

Many of you have met Noah is some form or fashion, in person or virtually. Everywhere he goes, no matter who he is with, someone is coming up to say hello. Despite his age and disability, Noah is very involved in the community. Last summer he attended art camps at our local Institute of Art. It was one of the best experiences for us to date! He was with neurotypically developing peers and flourished. He learned from them and they learned from him. His artwork is still displayed throughout our house.

Summer is quickly approaching and in order for Noah to not become homebound and for me to continue working, we need a wheelchair accessible van. He has caregivers that care for him while I'm at work. They take him to weekly therapy sessions, art camp, doctor appointments, the movies, the park, birthday parties, the library and other activities they find. Just as he's outgrowing my vehicle, he's outgrown the caregivers' cars and the wheelchair that comes apart and fits in their trunk.

Conversion vans are crazy expensive. We've found a company outside of Atlanta that sells adapted vans nearly half the cost of most adapted dealerships, $36,000 is a lot better than $60,000. The van we are working to acquire has a rear-entry ramp, seating for 7 (one wheelchair) or seating for 5 (two wheelchairs). I'm so excited about this type of van as Noah can stay in his wheelchair and friends can sit next to him instead of him sitting by himself and/or he and a friend who also uses a wheelchair can ride together.

Although we have a different normal to most, I try to provide a very typical life for Noah. We are asking if you have a few dollars to donate and help keep Noah mobile we ask that you do that here. Even though it may not seem like much, a few dollars goes a long way and makes an impact for us ($5 counts just as much as $100 and $100 as $1,000). We've done and will continue to do fundraisers and seek grants until we can get the Noah Mobile. Thank you in advance for your help!

$5,520

 

18% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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  • Sherry & Tommy's Grandma's House

    $50

  • Steve and Lori Alger

    $50

  • Dave and Amanda Smith

    $25

  • Kaitlin

    $25

  • Jo Aaron

    $25

  • The Sanford's.

    $25

  • Nancy Yelvington

    $50

  • Michelle Farmer

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Phyllis

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Randy and Carla Dale

    $25

  • William and Cherrie Seymour

    $50

  • Frank and Sunny Rock

    $25

  • Double Gap Farm

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $4,500

  • Sam Williams

    $500

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naomi williams

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Donor Comments

Sam Williams

Sam Williams

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $4,500

3 years ago

Double Gap Farm

Double Gap Farm

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Frank and Sunny Rock

Frank and Sunny Rock

DONATION: $25

Thank you Frank for your time and love fixing our mailbox... 3 years ago

William and Cherrie Seymour

William and Cherrie Seymour

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Randy and Carla Dale

Randy and Carla Dale

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Phyllis

Phyllis

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Michelle Farmer

Michelle Farmer

DONATION: $20

In tribute to my nephew, Trae Hines, who was a U.S. Army soldier involved in an accident that left him with a severe brain injury and wheelchair bound and we were blessed enough to have a guardian angel donate a van for him; without it, I can't imagine how different his life would be and how much harder it would be on my sister. I wish I could do more but I pray you reach your goal! God bless you and Noah. 3 years ago

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