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The Jan Carpenter Fund for Independence

Organized by: Linda Dartsch

Linda's Photo

THE STORY:

Jan Carpenter of Boise, Idaho is a wonderful, caring woman in her 50's. She recently had two spinal cord strokes and is now paralyzed from the rib cage down. 

Jan attended the University of Idaho and is a graduate of Boise State Univeristy.

August 10, 2014 Update

Jan was unable to return to her job at Boise State and will need a lengthy period of readjustment and outpatient rehabilitation in order to return to work.

Although Jan is receiving Medicaid services which include personal aides who help with her activities of daily living, she is required to pay $500 more per month than she receives from her disability income.  This will be an ongoing need until she can return to work.

There are also immediate needs for home improvements and medical equipment. The elevator lift in Jan’s wheelchair was not covered by insurance and will cost $1200.  Carpet needs to be replaced in the bedroom with laminate flooring to help facilitate movement of the Hoyer lift and other equipment, which will run $1500-2000 with installation.  Additional shelving is needed in the kitchen to make things more accessible and the kitchen faucet will be need to be replaced.

A wheelchair accessible van will need to be purchased in order to give Jan access to the community and eventually return to work and live as independently as possible!

If you prefer to donate in person rather than online, please go to any Wells Fargo branch and ask to donate to the Don & Iris Carpenter Fund for Jan Carpenter.  Thank you!!

$875

 

4% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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  • Linda Dartsch

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Friends

    $25

  • Mike and Liz Bolts

    $50

  • Tesia Walker

    $50

  • Trish Rodriguez

    $100

  • Amanda Poo

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • A.M

    $40

  • Rox & Erik

    $75

  • Suzanne Harris

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

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Organized by

Linda Dartsch

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Hang in there Darlin ! Love, Phyllis 3 years ago

Suzanne Harris

Suzanne Harris

DONATION: $100

You are smart, beautiful, kind, gifted and strong! 3 years ago

Rox & Erik

Rox & Erik

DONATION: $75

“On the girl's brown legs there were many small white scars. I was thinking, Do those scars cover the whole of you, like the stars and the moons on your dress? I thought that would be pretty too, and I ask you right here please to agree with me that a scar is never ugly. That is what the scar makers want us to think. But you and I, we must make an agreement to defy them. We must see all scars as beauty. Okay? This will be our secret. Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived.” ― Chris Cleave, Little Bee 3 years ago

A.M

A.M

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Amanda Poo

Amanda Poo

DONATION: $100

Love you to pieces! I second that you are the bravest woman I know and such a fighter! 3 years ago

Trish Rodriguez

Trish Rodriguez

DONATION: $100

For the bravest woman I know. 3 years ago

Tesia Walker

Tesia Walker

DONATION: $50

Stay strong, beautiful. Much love and prayers, Tesia 3 years ago

Mike and Liz Bolts

Mike and Liz Bolts

DONATION: $50

Keep strong, Jan and if you need anything just call. 3 years ago

Friends

Friends

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

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