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This fundraiser ended on 03/31/12

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Our dear friend Luda has Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) type III, a degenerating muscle disease. We are raising money for her new chair.

A Note from Luda:
Hello, my name is Luda. I have Spinal Muscular Atrophy type III and am confined to a wheel chair. I recently started the Master’s program at Cal State University, Northridge (CSUN) in Communications and am loving it! Unfortunately, my current chair is limiting my ability to get around school. Once I get to class, I usually have to charge my chair in class to make sure I can get back home without getting stuck (which unfortunately has happened several times!). I am also in the process of finding a job at CSUN, but my biggest fear is not being able to do so due to the limitations of my chair.
I have been fitted for a new chair, and under my Kaiser insurance, the wheelchair manufacturer (National Seating & Mobility) quotes the total cost for my new chair is $12,000. Kaiser will only pay half of that. I have been trying to work with organizations to receive donates since March 2011, but have not been successful.
Throughout my life, I have focused on following my dreams and passions. I look forward to a career in event planning. I would also love to become a professor at a college in my later years. In addition, motivational speaking has extremely sparked my interest in encouraging others to live their own dreams. And lastly, I plan on writing a book on inspiration and love.
There have been many people throughout my life who have lifted my spirits and touched me with their selflessness. I cherish every act of selfless kindness and hope that I too can touch many hearts along my journey of life. God has blessed me with many amazing treasures and opportunities. He has shown me the power of love and beauty of kindness. With God, I am able to take small steps and fight the many struggles that life throws at me.
I hope you will consider donating a little bit to the Luda Chair Fund. I am truly thankful for your support in helping me obtain a new power wheelchair and hope to meet you in person to provide my gratitude to you.
Many Thanks,
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