Tonys medical fund

For: Tony Rey
San Jose, CA
Organizer: Ktvu
Tonys medical fund  (Tony Rey)
$5,363
of $40,000 goal
13% Complete
Raised by 72 donors

The Story

Tony is a 13 year old boy who is full of life. He loves tv and riding in the car.  When Tony was smaller it was easier to take him places but now that he is 5 foot five and is 5 inches taller than his mom it’s hard to take him anywhere. Especially when he requires a wheelchair everywhere he goes, his huge wheelchair barely fits in the back of his moms Honda Accord, plus all the medical equipment he requires to take to ensure his best health when going out. Tony was diagnosed with many medical problems: like cerebral palsy, Phelan Mcdermid syndrome, epilepsy, hypotonia, chronic aspiration, chronic pneumonia, and respiratory failure. In October Tony got very sick and got Septic Shock that almost killed him. Since then tony has been very fragile Health wise. To go places we have to pull the car up (we live in a apartment building which you have to walk to the car, sometimes that is hard for tony and takes a long time dor tony to walk that long distance). We then walk him out making sure not to fall with him and holding him with both hands. If it’s a bad day we will wheel him out. We then fold up his wheelchair and try to fit it in the back of our tiny trunck. We then load all his equipment that is required to take with us for tony and his medical problems. When we get to our destination we take all the medical equipment out upfold the wheelchair and put all his equipment back on it. If we had a wheelchair van we could just roll tony in His wheelchair and lock him in go. It will also help when having to go to Lucile Packard for long appointments with specialist, he goes to this speciality hospital serveral times monthly. Tonys mom has a bad back from doing this over the years and tony is just to big for her. When she hasn’t had time to load up the wheelchair she has to walk him and tire him out while walking just into a doctors office. There have also been occasions where tony and his mom have been walking and he just drops and has a seizure. This has caused his mom to drop everything and catch him hurting herself and possibly hurting tony. Tonys mom Diana is a single mom who is unable to work a full time job due to tony always being in and out of the hospital. Please help us get this wheelchair van for tony any amount is appreciated thank you for helping us achieve safety for tony. Insurance is helping with the actual ramp but my mom just can’t make the actual van payment. Thank you 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 8, 2018

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Posted on June 8, 2018

its been awhile Since we updated! Sorry for the lack of inactivity it’s been crazy around our house with appointment and school ending but tony is doing great! Yesterday we went to go look at wheelchair vans! Tony loved it and as soon as we wheeled his stroller into the van he just started laughing and having the biggest smile in his face! He was in heaven!!! The van we looked at Was perfect for tony and his big enough for him (he is pretty big!) and he still has room to grow but hopefully he stops growing haha. Anyways the van we looked at was pretty expensive and it Was shocking to see the price. So please keep sharing with your friends and anyone you know so that way we can get closer to our goal and get tony the car if his dreams!!! Haha. i attached a picture of tony in the van with a big smile on his face! 


Posted on May 1, 2018

Posted on May 1, 2018

Guys you are all so amazing. Please keep sharing and tell your friends 😀. Tony is doing well he is still getting over his pneumonia and is seeing his pulmonary doctor today. 


Posted on April 27, 2018

Posted on April 27, 2018

Thank you all so much. We are so grateful too all of you who have donated. Please keep sharing any donation will help!!!

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