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This fundraiser ended on 06/25/11

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Our goal is to raise enough to purchase a powerchair and van so Laura can have the independence she desires, please help her if you can.

Hello many of you know the past couple years have been full of adventures back and forth to the hospital with Laura. For those of you who haven't met Laura, I can tell you...she is a lovable, gifted, giving child who has brought so much joy to my life! Laura was born with Down's Syndrome and a rare condition in children called Pulmonary Hypertension secondary to ASD/VSD which is progressed. Throughout her years she has undergone much testing and has been a trooper through all the poking/prodding and shear torture at times, she is too advanced in her disease that anything but a mild local anesthesia for many of these procedures is an only option so she has "felt" everything in each procedure and she always remains optomistic and appreciative toward the medical staff as this disease makes their job very difficult emotionally. At this stage, Laura is on her oxygen pretty consistently and requires her wheelchair to get around. Although she does have insurance it doesn't cover all the expenses needed for her care and because of this we are asking for help. Laura's need for a chair and lift van is great. It is becoming increasing more difficult for her to walk even a short distance without substantial shortness of breath and chest pains, her need for another chair with an oxygen tank holder is much needed. I was so hesitant is posting this fundraiser because finances are tight for so many people right now but if you want to help in our goal it would be so appreciated, every dollar adds up eventually so anything would help:) We are aiming to get her into a chair and the van as soon as possible so if you can help financially or with prayer we would be so thankful! We realize her time with us is short and knowing this we will be donating the van and chair to the Make A Wish Auction so another child can benefit from your generous support!! If you have any questions feel free to call me or Laura or come see us:) or even dropping a word of encouragement to Laura would be wonderful! Her email is, she loves to read and write back..or you can drop her a note at PO Box 194, Quarryville, PA 17566. Thank you everyone!
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