MARIA CECILIA'S WHEELS
Organized by: Angelina Rollo
Maria Cecilia's Wheels Fundraiser
July 11, 2016
EVENT DATE Dec 15, 2015
Maria Cecilia"s Wheels:
Giving the Gift of Mobility to a Special Grandmother with Lou Gehrig’s disease
My sister Maria Cecilia will be 69 this June. She is mother of eight children and lives in Brasilia, Brazil. Four years ago Maria Cecilia my sister received a health report that changed her life: she was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig ’s disease which is causing her to lose her ability to walk and get around. My sister is a wonderful womam of courage and faith. Nothing, and I say, nothing discourages her. At this point in time, the dease has allowed her to move only her rigth tumb, whith wich she comunicates answering questions : tumb up "yes" tumb down "no".
She took care of our parents, before they died, doing everything a Caregiver does. Now, two loving and caring are taking care of her. The cost of home care is high.
Maria has lost arm and leg muscles strengths as a result of Lou Gehrig’s Disease and now she is living the grim reality of being bound in a hospital bed at home.
She needs a customized van with wheel chair lift (see photo) to do all the things many people take for granted like going to medical appointments or visit a family member , or her kids. The total cost of the van was $18,000. which is close to $70,000 in Brazilian money. Our family took a loan and purchased the van and now we are asking you to help us so we can pay off the loan.
Maria and our family thanks you in advance with a whole heart for your support.
How can you help?
Donations of all sizes are greatly appreciated! $10 $25 $50 $100 $200 $500