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Family and friends of Johnny Terry are uniting to raise money for a wheelchair accessible van for Katie. Please show your support!

ALL DONATIONS ABOVE $50 RECEIVED BETWEEN FEBRUARY 20 AND MARCH 2, 2012 WILL BE ENTERED IN A RAFFLE. SEE BELOW FOR INFO AND RULES.


The Katie Fields Van Fund Raffle

Rules:
1) For every donation of $50 or more received between February 20, 2012 to March 2, 2012, you will be entered into the raffle. There are 4 levels of prizes - $50-99; $100-149; $150-$199; and $200+.

2) If there is a prize package that you are really interested in, you can received multiple raffle entries by donating more than once.

For example, two $50 donations will get you two entries in the Roots Music Lovers Package. However, one $100 donation would get you one entry for the Art Lovers Package; two $100 donations would get you two entries. Donations for the Rhythm and Blooms Knoxville Vacation Package will receive multiple entries for every $200 donated (e.g. $200-one entry, $400=two entries, $600=3 entries, etc).

3) When making your donation on giveforward.com, you MUST tell us who you are (no anonymous donations if you want to be entered in the raffle) and you MUST show how much you donated (no "Hidden" amounts). This will help us keep track of who goes in what drawing.

4) Names of donors will be drawn from a box of raffle entries on or around March 6, 2012, and winners will be contacted immediately.

5) Please note that all raffle packages are valued at much higher than the donation entry level. We are very grateful to all of the sponsors of this raffle!

Raffle Prizes:

Roots Music Lovers Package: $50-$99
Gerle Haggard EP and T-shirt
Sam Quinn and Taiwan Twin cassette - "To The Feet of The Gods"
2 Jeff Barbra and Sara Pirkle cds - "Barb Hollow Sessions" and "Walking Tall Through High Weeds"
Brett Ratliff cd - "Cold Icy Mountain"
Rich and the Po' Folk cd - "When the Whistle Blew"


Vinyl Lovers Package
Autographed Appalshop recordings -"They Can't Put It Back" by Michael Kline and Rich Kirby, "Wry Straw" by Tom Bledsoe, John McCutcheon and Rich Kirby, and "Hits from Home" by Tom Bledsoe and Rich Kirby
10 other country, honky tonk, and random vinyl albums


Art Lovers Package: $150-$199 (2 available)
Package 1: Two canvas prints mounted on masonite by Pam Oldfield Meade - "Juliet's Spirit" and "Tell and Retell"
Package 2: Two canvas prints mounted on masonite by Pam Oldfield Meade - "Boats" and "Harlan Bird;" One print by John Haywood - "Abraham's Dream"


Rhythm N Blooms Knoxville Vacation Package: $200+
(Vacation is good only April 20-22)
2 Nights at the Hamtpon Inn Downtown Knoxville in a King Suite, including parking, wi-fi, and breakfast
2 Weekend Passes to Rhythm N Blooms Music Festival - Amazing lineup inlcludes Amos Lee, Citizen Cope, Darrell Scott, The Black Lillies, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Chris Knight and many more. Visit http://rhythmnbloomsfest.com/ for the full lineup. Dogwood Arts Festival celebrates this heritage with Rhythm N‘ Blooms, musical performances by locally-revered and nationally-renowned artists whose work falls under the broad banner of “American Roots” music – a genre that spans country, blues, jazz, rock, bluegrass, and folk and is generally characterized by a strong sense of musical tradition even as it may expand beyond traditional musical boundaries.
Preservation Pub gift certificate - good for food and drinks
Ooodles gift certificate - lunch or dinner for 2
Autographed merchandise from Rhythm and Blooms musicians: The Black Lillies, Josh Oliver, Sam Quinn, Hoots and Hellmouth, and Jeff Barbra and Sarah Pirkle


KATIE'S STORY:
Katie Fields was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegia, the most severe form of cerebral palsy, when she was born 11 years ago. Because of this, Katie cannot walk, talk, or take care of herself.

Since birth, Katie has been cared for by her grandparents, Johnny and Kathy Terry. Johnny is a disabled coal miner with back and heart problems. Sadly, Kathy passed away after a battle with cancer in December 2011.

Now, Johnny is the primary caregiver for Katie. He does have the help of friends and family, but the quality of his life, and Katie's life, would be greatly improved with the mobility that a wheelchair accessible van would provide.

Katie is a full-grown pre-teen now, and getting her in and out of their current vehicle is very hard on Johnny and Katie. Because of this, he is trying to purchase a wheelchair accessible van. An accessible van would provide them with reliable transportation to get Katie to school, important doctor's appointments, and dental appointments.

Currently, Johnny relies on a medical transport service to take Katie anywhere. The service requires 72-hour notice, and is not always reliable. They have missed doctor's appointments because of this, and, if there is an emergency, this service is not an option.

Please help us meet our goal of getting Johnny a wheelchair accessible van by contributing what you can today. Please remember, these donations are not tax deductible, but sure would mean a lot to Katie, Johnny, and the rest of the family.
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