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This fundraiser ended on 07/29/11

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Raising funds to help family pay funeral cost for quadriplegic Brandon J. Consaul. Help Brandon get his wings!

At the age of 16, Brandon Consaul, a bright, loving, outgoing, and energetic teenager was in a tragic automobile accident in New Hampshire. The accident left Brandon a quadriplegic with a short term life expectancy. While many young teenage boys faced with such grim circumstance would have wanted to succumb to self pity and negativity, Brandon remained hopeful and optimistic. Brandon maintained a positive attitude and desire to live despite his condition. This optimism and drive led Brandon to become the first quadriplegic in the state of New Hampshire to earn a GED.

Even during his darkest hours Brandon remained an inspiration and role model for those who knew and loved him, especially his mother Darlene and older brother Ben. Brandon had an incredible sense of humor and always put others ahead of himself, despite his condition. He had a unique love of music and enjoyed concerts and biking. His fondest memories were that of spending time with his immediate and extended family.

Despite the best efforts of Brandon and those who loved him, Brandon passed away in June after losing his 10 year battle due to complications from his paralysis.

Although Brandon’s care was partially subsidized by the State Health Care System, the additional costs and expenses to provide his daily needs drained the family resources. To offset the cost of additional homecare personnel Brandon’s mother Darlene, a single mother remained at home, unemployed to take care of him thus adding an additional strain on the family finances.

The amount of aid the state allotted the family for Brandon’s funeral and burial was well below the cost of basic funeral costs and they are now faced with a huge bill that must be paid within a very short period of time. With no form of income or death benefits, Brandon’s mom Darlene is faced with this huge burden, only compounding her grief.

While in life Brandon was unable to walk, or move his extremities, his family’s wish is to raise enough funds to pay for his funeral expenses so that Brandon’s spirit can be at peace, RECEIVE HIS WINGS, and fly.
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