Dear Friends - the journey continues. It's been three years and Vince remains in good spirits and has come to accept his limitations. He needs 24/7 care and our goal is to afford the best care possible while keeping him out of hospitals and nursing homes. Vince has been recovering from his second "flap surgery" to repair a bed sore that would not heal on its own. This required a 2 month stay at Gaylord Rehabilitation Hospital in Wallingford. He will be returning home after Labor Day. We want to have a gathering of friends and family at Roton Point on September 25th to celebrate his home coming and keep our tradition of the InVINCEble Walk. Please join us for a walk around Rowayton and a casual visit with Vince and his supporters. The journey has been possible because of YOU. We are eternally grateful for each and everyone of you. Hope to see you on the 25th. with love, Caroline, Vince, Erica, Gavin, Christina, Claire and friends
Apr 15, 2016
Dear friends and supporters,
Our 3rd Annual Women's Paddle Tournament was a hit! (pun intended) 42 women participated including 7 teams of intermediate players. We had a sunny cold day; perfect for paddle. Vince was excited to greet his supporters but ran into trouble with his handicap van and regretfully missed the luncheon. He passed along his prepared speech where he thanked our Co-Chair Heather Silver and her committee including Cindy Wittstock, Karen Schrenker, Ines Gianetti, ...Alison Kohlmeyer and Ines Gianetti donated their vacation homes for the auction which raised an additional $4300. WOW ladies - thank you so much. Raffle prizes were donated by Andrew Stephanou Salon and Spa in Darien, Amy Shay, Neilson's Garden Center, and Down Under Water Sports in Rowayton and Westport. Two Spray tans were also donated by Zen Bronze in Greenwich and balls were donated at cost by Chris from Gut Reaction.
Many of you were generous and donated additional funds which helped us reach a total of over $10,000. The funds will be dispersed by Help Hope Live and afford Vince 24/7 care in the privacy of his apartment in the Avalon complex in Norwalk. Our goal is to keep him out of a nursing home and have the best quality of care. Insurance only covers four hours a day and assists him in the morning and evening hours when an aid is available. Andrea provides care the remainder of the day and is paid from the funds here at Help Hope Live.
Thank you for your support. We couldn't do this without you.
The Yackery Family Vince, Caroline Christina, Alex, Claire, Erica and Gavin
Mar 25, 2015
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Jun 28, 2014
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Jun 02, 2014
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Apr 01, 2014
To All our friends and supporters,
Many miracles have happened to us since April 29th, 2013. The offering of help in small ways has made a tremendous difference in our lives. A wonderful Aid,...