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Walden's Wheelchair

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October 04, 2012

We have raised the money to send both wheelchairs!  See more

THE STORY:

Hi Everyone! My name is Jackie Payne. I am the somewhat "quiet" board member of Search.Love.Rescue. This is my first time at attempting a blog, but I am very passionate about my subject matter.

This summer I was priviledged to visit the Northwest section of the impoverished country of Haiti. There were many things there that touched my heart, but none quite like the Miriam Center. The Miriam Center is a special needs orphange run by the Northwest Haiti Christian Mission. The NWHCM has been established there for over thirty years. While in Haiti, I actually stayed on the campus of NWHCM. Downstairs houses the Miriam Center. The children range from mild seizure disorders to severe mental and physical handicaps of all types.

I fell in love with a 10 year old named Walden. To my left is a picture of him with my friend Mason. He was only able to speak a few words, but he could definately communicate! He did so with his infectious smile. The only times in 2 weeks that I saw Walden without this smile was when we took him in from his walks (he loved those) and when his wheelchair was broken. As you can see in the picture, his wheelchair is in extremely bad shape. It is held together by duct tape and a wooden board with nails. The night before we left, the wooden board broke and Walden had to be placed on the ground.

Upon returning the states, we began to look for a new wheelchair for Walden. The wonderful people at Shriner's hospital glady gave us not one, but two really nice ones. They are perfect for cerebral palsy patients like Walden and have great seats and neck support. We are thrilled to get these and a few weeks ago actually drove them to the mission headquarters in Zionsville, Indiana.

The only thing we need now is the $400 required to ship each one. NWHCM receives barge shipments from Indiana several times a year. Walden's wheelchair will fit in one of the 4 x 4 crates on one of the barges. The cost per crate is $400. Both wheelchairs will not fit in one crate, but each crate will be filled with items for the Miriam Center, so no space is wasted. We are currently raising money to send the first wheelchair. Our hope is to send the other sometime this next year. The orphanage has a great need for them. Many of the children just lie on the ground, or I even saw a plastic lawnchair tied to wheels. In closing, I would ask you to pray about helping in anyway that you can. It is my desire to have a partnership between Shriner's, NWHCM and Seach.Love.Rescue to get as many wheelchairs to Haiti as are needed. Will you help Walden receive his wheelchair?

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To This Fundraiser

$800

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amy Waddell

    $25

  • Jackie Payne

    $25

  • Mason King

    $20

  • Chelsey L. Boston

    $20

  • Andrew Smith

    $10

  • Lisa Black

    $35

  • Lisa Hellmann

    $10

  • Elvira Persson

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Allyson Coe

    $20

  • Offline Donation

    $50

  • Ashley Gatewood

    $25

  • Offline Donation

    $10

  • Boni Wynn

    $60

  • Mason King

    $40

  • Ashley and Joshua Wynn

    $120

  • Amy Waddell

    $10

  • Marie Waddell

    $220

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200% Raised of $400 Goal

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The Team: $800 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

SEARCH LOVE RESCUE INC

Amount Raised

$800

 

200% Raised of $400 Goal

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Mason King

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Donor Comments

Marie Waddell

Marie Waddell

DONATION: $220

4 years ago

Amy Waddell

Amy Waddell

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Ashley and Joshua Wynn

Ashley and Joshua Wynn

DONATION: $120

5 years ago

Mason King

Mason King

DONATION: $40

courtesy of Will Azmat! 5 years ago

Boni Wynn

Boni Wynn

DONATION: $60

5 years ago

Offline Donation

Offline Donation

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Ashley Gatewood

Ashley Gatewood

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Offline Donation

Offline Donation

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Allyson Coe

Allyson Coe

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

5 years ago