FREEDOM WHEELS FESTIVAL 2017
This event is being presented by:
Queen of Hearts Foundation for Disabled Children
Date: Saturday December 2, 2017
AM to 6:00 PM
2086 Sarno Road Melbourne, FL
(Sarno Plaza South East Parking Lot)
There will be Food Trucks, many different vendors to shop,
silent auction as
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ALL DAY
Queen of Hearts Foundation for Disabled Children is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit
organization dedicated to assisting disabled children, helping them gain their
independence and live a better life, giving a child a fighting chance. We help
children that have Cerebral Palsy and Hydrocephalus commonly known as water on
the brain.We are having this festival to gain funding for families in desperate need
of handicap accessible Van's. Imagine being physically disabled and then not
being able to go ANYWHERE because you didn't have a vehicle that your
wheelchair could fit in! Queen of Hearts is seeing a rise in families not able
to afford the vehicles required for their disabled children, therefore
hindering the children from being able to go even simple places such as church,
the park, the store or even a chance to go to a family get together. THIS IS
UNACCEPTABLE! Together as a community we can change this, by sponsoring, being
a vendor or being a magazine advertisement sponsor you can help us gain funding
to help these amazing children.
We are also doing an 8 page mailer magazine that will be mailed to 10,000.00 Melbourne residents in November if you would like the information and sponsorship form email Michele at: [email protected] If you have a FOOD TRUCK or VENDOR and would like to join our festival email Michele for a form at: [email protected]
If you are interested in Donating for the Silent Auction feel free to call Michele @ 321-626-2267 to arrange drop off.
If you are ENTERTAINMENT interested in volunteering your time please email Michele at: [email protected]. Last but not least we will be needing many VOLUNTEERS to help with the event please contact us at [email protected]
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.