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This fundraiser ended on 02/07/12

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We are asking everyone to please unite and help raise money to get Rylan a handicapped van.

When Rylan's diagnosis was discovered (Fronto Pariatal Bilateral Polymicrogyria, spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy, generalized epilepsy and Macrocephaly) , it was still unclear what we were going to expect from him. Doctors repeating themselves saying "we will have to wait and see" when it comes to milestones.
Here we are at age 7. Rylan is hitting milestones.....just not a major one, walking. Rylan is in the 90th percentile for weight. weighing in at almost 65 lbs. Needless to say when your vehicle is a ford F150 Lifting him in and out is becoming extremely difficult, especially when the child your lifting is dead weight. As well as lifting the wheelchair and loading it in the truck.
After dealing with this most recent back injury. The main realization we have come to is he is only going to get bigger. . Rylan is already really big.
Helping with the finances has been hard due to the fact that I lost my job due to Rylan's numerous stays in the hospital. It has been difficult to get a new one after DDD applied their budget cuts and took away any help I had to take care of him.
Needless to say the time has come and we could use some help. The average handicapped van costs $35000.00. Thats around the price of a "cheap" luxury vehicle. As you can expect this is a stress..Steven and I cannot afford without help.
Rylan loves all his friends and family and for those of you who have had the joy of meeting Rylan. You know what a joy and amazing little boy he is.
Any little help we can get is appriciated.
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