Carter Needs Your Help!
Carter Rodgers is seven years-old, and an average second grader who is cognitively bright, has a great sense of humor, and is mainstreamed in a regular education classroom setting. Carter has a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, a lifelong and permanent condition caused by abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain that control movement, balance, and posture. Carter was born premature at 35-weeks via emergency C-section. As a result, he suffered a stroke in the womb that caused him to have a grade-1 brain bleed. When Carter turned 1, he was unable to sit up, crawl, stand, and walk. When Carter was only 3 years-old, he received a manual wheelchair that helped with his mobility. Now that he is turning 7 and growing larger, his needs are changing and he is outgrowing his wheelchair. In addition, he needs to be transported in his chair, and Carter would greatly benefit from a wheelchair accessible vehicle. Despite the high cost of a new vehicle, Carter is in great need of a wheelchair accessible vehicle, to help him not only gain access to medical appointments, outings with his friends and school, but to gain the independence he truly deserves.
October 11, 2016
Hello. We are a few months into school, Carter has been enjoying his new power chair at school. He is independent getting from class to class and on the playground at recess. We are still unable to bring it home because of no transportation. We are very blessed to have such wonderful family and friends who have donated or shared our fundraiser. Thank you to everyone who has done so.
July 5, 2016
Hi there. I’d like to thank everyone who has donated. We really appreciate it. God bless you for all the support you have given our family.
Great news, Carter received his power wheelchair. We have been practicing with it outside on walks and in the back yard. We are looking forward to one day being able to take it out around town. Hopefully with your help this will happen soon. Again, thank you for your love and support.
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November 29, 2016
Carter, it was great to see you out and about on Saturday downtown with your family! I do hope that soon you will be able to bring that new chair home and everywhere you go!
October 11, 2016
Carter you are an amazing kid who brings light to those around you. Praying this all works out for you and your family!
June 9, 2016
Love this story about carter everyone needs help and I really think carter needs a van! we will make a donation we hope a new van is on the way!
debra and steve waddle
June 8, 2016
Carter and family hope the funds add up fast so all of you can have and more normal life. Specially you Carter. Such a great smile.
Great Uncle Butch and Great Aunt Peggy