As most of you know, in 1990 I was involved in an all- terrain vehicle (ATV) accident that catastrophically injured my 5th and 6th cervical vertebrae, leaving me paralyzed from the chest down.
Living with a spinal cord injury presents many challenges. I have created a full life, am a father, grandfather, involved in the community and a good friend to many. I feel very fortunate to live in the community where so many of you have been supportive since my accident. Unfortunately, I am not able to work and one of my biggest challenge is a large financial burden.
March 19, 2017
Thank You !!!
For the last 6 months, I conducted a successful fundraising campaign with HelpHOPELive. With a Facebook campaign, a raffle, and a donation jar campaign, we raised $14,456. Using those funds and an existing $9,000 grant I had through the Brain and Spinal Trust Fund Commission, I was able to purchase a wheelchair accessable, 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan with 32K miles. On Friday, March 17, 2017, my new van was delivered to my house, paid in full, and with the title in my name.
I want to express my deep appreciation to everyone who contributed any amount (large and small). I want to thank all the businesses, churches, and organizations that supported me, and especially Mr. Bo Barrow for his donation of the grand prize for the raffle. Every donation made was important and you all have my eternal gratitude. I simply could not have done it without you. Remember donations in my honor to Help HOPE Live are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, so don’t forget to remember when you are doing your taxes.
November 29, 2016
Just an update on the raffle…We sold 732 tickets since August 29, 2016 for a total of $3,075. The drawing was held on 11/12/2016 at Barrow Guns in Butler at 1 PM. The winners were:
- Danny Robinson (E Z Up Tent),
- Kathy Barnes (Dart Board),
- Luke Owens (Coleman Electric Cooler),
- Steve Carpenter (Coleman Tent)
...and the Grand Prize Winner:
- Chief Deputy with Taylor County Sheriff's Office Tommy Fowler (Ruger American 30.06).
I want to Thank everyone who has purchased a ticket. I would really like to Thank Mr Bo Barrow owner of Barrow Guns for donating the rifle. I’d like to sincerely thank Johnny Barrow, Stan Jarrell, Gwynn Childree's, Shirley Dunn, Heath Holly and Tony Harbuck for their gracious help in selling the tickets.
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February 19, 2017
Jerry, I'm so excited for you! God is good...all the time!
December 2, 2016
I want to Thank ALL that have made a donation to my van fund. You have no idea what your donation means to me! Thanks Again
November 12, 2016
Will defenily be Donating Love You! Keep Your Head Up! And Smile' glad you are still with us ❤️
Wendy Sams Maples