Help us improve Owen Hill Davie's quality of life

For: Owen Hill Davie
Delta, BC, Canada
Organizer: Stephanie Beharrell
Help us improve Owen Hill Davie's quality of life (Owen Hill Davie)
$38,046
of $80,000 goal
47% Complete
Raised by 159 donors

The Story

For four years I've tried to do things on my own. With the growing needs of our son Owen it's difficult at best. I'm able to provide his day to day care but it's becoming apparent there are things he's going to need. I have never been able to return to work, something that affects me emotionally daily. I loved my job and I really feel like I failed not only my family but the company I worked for. This year we will likely need to look for a wheelchair (thankfully this will be funded by an amazing government program) however Peter and I will be looking at upgrading our vehicle to a van with the need to make this a wheelchair accessible van in the future but for right now to accommodate the growing amount of supplies and support devices needed. We will also need to finish our driveway and build an accessible ramp into the home. These costs are beyond what we can afford we've saved but it's not anywhere near what we thought the renovations would cost. Giving in action replied to a member within our team that they currently could not help us due to funding and I have not heard back from other charities so I am asking my friends, family and anyone this reaches for help. A ramp would be a lifesaver not only for ensuring Owen easy accessibility into and out of the home but it would save my back. A paved driveway would ensure whilst we carry him safe level footing. In the future it would also allow him an extra safe area for physiotherapy for his walker....pending his latest surgery allows us to return to the point where he can use his walker and would allow ease of movement with his specialty equipment. Currently he can only use his walker in the kitchen. His quality of life with those two things combined would be greatly improved. Thank you for taking the time to read this.  if you can please share this. Xo

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 8, 2017

Posted on January 8, 2017

We held a bottle drive for our main man on Saturday and while I do not have any totals from the bottles we did receive $2021 through our page and cash donations towards our van for Owen. Richmond Ironwood Return It offered to sort the bottles and pay us the full return value.....I think they were a little overwhelmed when my husband pulled around the corner after delivering with multiple trucks for the day with the final load....He came home to grab a trailer which housed 8 of their large sorting receptacles. Thank you to our dear friends who helped sorting, lifting, delivering and held Owens little sister so that I could pitch in. Our little town of Ladner was so very generous. Thank you!

Posted on December 16, 2016

Posted on December 16, 2016

The Delta Firefighters Charitable Society invited Owen to Hall 1 in Ladner today for a presentation. They contributed $1000 towards a wheelchair accessible vehicle for Owen! Thank you to the Delta Firefighters Charitable Society and to everyone who continues to rally around our son and help which ever way they can. We appreciate you all so very much. 

Posted on December 10, 2016

Posted on December 10, 2016

A huge thank you to Ian from the Delta Optimist whom agreed to share an update to our community and explain where Owens health is currently and why we are looking for a wheelchair van.

http://www.delta-optimist.com/ladner-family-grateful-for-support-1.4115971

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