Charlotte was in a critical motorcycle accident in August 2012 which left her as a tetraplegic. She has a wheel chair for everyday use, but she needs a specialized standing wheelchair that will allow her more independence and health improvements. A standing chair will enable Charlotte to stand at the kitchen counter to make dinner for her family, stand at a changing table to change her baby and many other daily tasks that most of us take for granted. A standing chair will also help keep circulation flowing, eliminate pressure point sores, reduce muscle spasticity and increase bone density.
Even with insurance, Charlotte is facing extraordinary out of pocket expenses including rehabilitation expenses, assistive devices like the specialized standing wheel chair, an accessible modified car/van, and additional therapies. The initial fundraising goal is for the specialized standing wheelchair. In the event we reach that goal, we will set a new goal for the modified vehicle. As a mother of three young children, it is very important for Charlotte to have a sense of independence and the ability to transport herself and her children to appointments, events, or just a trip to the park.
December 31, 2014
While Charlotte finally received the standing wheel chair we raised funds for she is still in need of assistance. Any funds raised are placed in a lifetime account to help her with any on-going medical expenses and life resources (modified vehicles, ADA compliant living conditions, etc.). While we thank everyone has donated if you have a few extra dollars at the end of this year we would appreciate anything you can donate. Remember HHL donations are 100% tax deductible.
August 23, 2014
We are less than $500 away from getting the standing wheel chair for Charlotte. She is going to place the order on Monday and it should be ready in 6 weeks. Please help us raise that final amount!
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August 24, 2014
August 23, 2014
A huge thank you to Thompson Creek Mining for their generous donation!
May 23, 2014
A big thank you to Outlaw Theatre for their very generous donation!
Wheels for Charlotte