You see, Michael was born 17 years ago and had a stroke at birth leaving him a quadriplegic, paralyzed from Cerebral Palsy, Hydrocephalus (water on the brain), a hole in his heart and limited vision - legally he is blind. With only one of these ailments many of us would give up hope and feel as though the world was a horrible place. However even after 11 surgeries on his brain and more time in the hospital than most people spend during a lifetime Michael is still full of joy and love for everyone.
Three years ago the old wheel chair accessible van he relied on for transportation broke down beyond repair. Since that time he has been a prisoner of his disabilities. All he wants from life is to be able go to the park and see other children or to get to go to his favorite church on Sunday or even to see his family on the holidays and at birthday parties (which he frequently misses because his family doesn't have transportation that can accommodate him).
These are small things to most people but to a 17 year old that hasn't been able to do the few small things he enjoys this is like being a prisoner in his own home. We are asking you to please help us raise money to buy Michael a handicap wheel chair accessible van for him and his family.
As sad as this situation is, it isn't rare. Due to Michaels situation we have met other families that are facing the same problem and other children that are missing out on life because they can”t leave their home. As a result we want to raise $100,000 to buy two fully equipped handicapped accessible vans to give to two different families. We already have a second family in mind but we cant bear the disappointment if we are unable to raise the money for this so we want to keep it a surprise. Please help #FreeMichael so he can spread the love and happiness he brings to everyone he meets. The world needs a few more Michael’s and right now he needs you.
If you can’t donate then please take a moment and just share this message. #FreeMichael
This is being sponsored by the Queen of Hearts Foundation for Disabled Children a 501(c) (3) Non Profit organization that was started to help disabled children like Michael live a better life and to gain independence.
590 Silver Road
October, 18th 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
For information or Advance tickets Contact: Vicki 386-931-9056
This Event is to add to the $5,000 Bank on My Dream donated to Hannah
We are in need of at the very least $28,000 for a used reliable Van.
Place: Betti Stradling Park Coral Springs Florida
Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Bring your walking shoes!!