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All proceeds go to The Rickey Britton Fund. My mission is to give back the Abilities & Freedoms that the stroke took away from him.

Hi my name is Rickey Britton and I am 55 years old. I have

lived in Wheeling all my life and am married to Kathy Britton.

In 2005 I suffered a massive stroke which affected the left side

of my brain and years before that I had suffered a slight stroke on

the right side. Due to the combination of both of these strokes I have

been left without the ability to walk on my own, care for myself, feed myself,

but most of all I have lost the ability to talk!! However I do still have the ability

to know what's going on and I know what I want to tell people I just have lost the

ability to do that. This is what I have missed the most in the last 7 years!!! Thanks

to the effort of my daughter and wife I can now get that ability back with a device

known as a IVA but basically it is a computer that will talk for me. My insurance will

pay for some of the cost but not all and I need to purchase a carrying case so that I

can talk where ever I go. There are other things I will need along with classes I have to

take that add into the cost that will come out of my Disability Check I receive every month.

I know that times are tough for everyone but any Donation that you can afford would be greatly

appreciated by me & my family. Thank You In Advance & GOD Bless!!
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