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Jordan Online, On Wheels, on Water - Thnx to You!

Posted by Judith Van Praag on July 19th, 2014

Photo credit Splore. White water rafting trip for people with #FA, organized by Splore.

Folks we reached our 1st goal! Jordan's got his computer station, he's taming the Dragon (speech recognition software), and his Rogue wheelchair is on its way! And he's going on the FA white water rafting trip in Colorado organized by Splore for people with Friedreich's ataxia.

To go on the FA White Water Rafting Trip he'll need some gear, pants that dry quickly, a hat, water shoes, a camera, and pay for a hotel room and nosh on the first and last day of the trip. And his special occasion aid is flying in from Seattle. So in case you wish to contribute to that adventure, help him pack the things on Splore's list, there's still time to do so.

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You may think to yourself, all that for $1045? Didn't they initially ask for $4000? The answer is, yes we did. That was an estimate of funds needed to get Jordan new manual wheels plus tools to spread word about Friedreich's ataxia. The latter would also enable him to work on the script for his new documentary. 

Our initial estimate for the manual wheelchair turned out to be on the low side. In the end the Rogue was more costly; with all adjustments and accessories around $5,000, and that on top of the costs of the tech stuff. 

You've seen proof of Jordan's new computer station in a photo posted with a previous update. And now we're very happy to share that the Rogue wheels are on their way thanks to Jordan's grandfather. Jordan will get that wheelchair, whether we raise more funds or not, the Rogue is Poppy Neal's gift to his grandson.

Neal's gift doesn't show-up on the site, so we decided to change the aimed for figure to $1,000 that way viewers will see that our goal was reached, and even surpassed by $45 thanks to the latest generous donor. 

And the fun doesn't stop here. Until midnight  September 6 donations are still welcome. 

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This fundraiser ended on 09/06/14

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