For about 6 months I have been in hibernation mode – other than staying warm and trying not to think about skiing, my mom and I have been going to Massachusetts General Hospital to get my stomach problems figured out. I’ve gotta say they have been doing a great job. Since I have a high level injury my insides don’t move too well and this makes me feel extremely full even when I have not eaten in a while. So, I constantly have stomach pain but now I’m on a new med that will help my insides work better. Yesterday I finished the last test that they needed which involved eating radioactive eggs and taking pictures of my stomach every two hours.👌🏻
Congrats to my mom for not falling asleep while driving since we got up at 3am for this and got home at 7pm!
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Pictured presenting David with the proceeds of the Spares for the Chair event is Debbie Pickering.
Last Sunday’s Fundraiser, “YANKEE LANES SPARES FOR THE CHAIR”, raised a total of $2,221 dollars.
A Big “THANK YOU” goes out to Debbie Pickering for organizing the event, Jeff Barden of Yankee Lanes for the use of their facilities and Ron & Jennifer Bush for their D.J. & Karaoke services.
I would also like to thank the many individuals, family members, friends, co-workers, local businesses from Keene and the surrounding communities who helped contribute and make this fundraiser a success.
THANK YOU ALL!
Total funds raised so far: $4,500
The Goal: Getting David more mobile by the use of a Tankchair.
So he has a way to go but I know he will get there.
We are currently looking for additional ways to raise funds. We are open to any and all ideas.
On behalf of David and my family I would like to Thank you all for your continued support. It does make a difference.
David’s Dad Paul
$20 per adult, $10 per child
Free Shoe Rental
Live DJ and Karaoke
Bowl to help David get out of his house and into the woods! David loves the outdoors, but since the accident four years ago that left him a quadriplegic he hasn’t been able to enjoy what he lives for; snow, fresh air, excitement and adventure! A Trackchair will allow him to get out into the woods, to tackle rough terrain, and to get to the top of the ski area. This would mean the world to him!
Yankee Lanes Bowling Center in Keene – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on November 15th
If you can’t make it on the 15th, you can still help by making a donation to his Trackchair gofundme campaign – https://www.gofundme.com/me556338
One of this year’s raffle prizes will be a combined package from Granite Gorge Ski Area & Volkl!
The package will include:
-Clothing from Volkl
-A 2015/16 seasons pass to Granite Gorge
Everyone who enters the 5k will recieve two raffle tickets. Any additional raffle tickets can be purchased: $1 = 1 ticket or $5 = 6 tickets
Visit -> HHL5k.org
– Thank you:)
Many of you know that David is hoping to raise funds for an accessible vehicle equipped so that he can drive it. This is an expensive endeavor, but it will be life changing for David. Driving means independence, freedom and personal satisfaction.
The cost for a vehicle equipped for a quadriplegic is about $60,000. You donated more than $4,000 through last year’s August fundraiser. Thank you! This year’s goal is $10,000, but David can’t do it without your help.
You don’t have to run to help this year (but register early if you are running.) You can register for the 2 mile fitness walk, you can make a donation, and you can even set up your own online fundraising page. You have three friends who would donate $10 each to a good cause, right? We thought so. That’s why we’ve made it easy to set up your own online fundraising page to share with family and friends. Just a few small donations made through your page will make a big difference for David. Give it a try! You have nothing to lose, and David has so much to gain.
David’s Aunt Kristen
For some reason I am really excited for the 5k today. Only 31 more days 😁The thing about this years 5k is that the first 150 people to register will receive a goodie bag and the first 50 people to register will receive this years newly designed t-shirt for free. Hope everyone will have a good time. Can’t waaiittt😊😊 Check it out -> http://hhl5k.org/raffle2015.html
Does anyone want to help me promote my 5k? My Aunt Kristen made these amazing signs to put in people’s lawns. If you want to help me by placing one in your yard, please send me a message.* thank youuu
*Email us at info@HHL5K.org and we will get you in touch with David.
A little late posting this but last week I received an invitation from Mark Race at GSIL to come shoot some guns at Monadnock Rod and Gun Club and, of course, I went for it haha. Never shot a gun before but it was an awesome experience and since I am in a chair I felt like a tank.. Especially when I got to shoot the bigger gun. Anyways just wanted to thank Outdoor Access, CMARS, Geoff Garfinkle, and Ruger fire arm who sponsored the hundreds of dollars in free brass for two hours👍 so fun
I’m so pumped about this! Monday morning Williams construction started working on my room. When it’s all done, the door to my room will be a sliding door and I will have a desk in the “new” cut-out area. Before they started, the cut-out area was by the door to my room, so putting a desk in while it was there was not practical or safe. Doesn’t seem like much but swapping the closet and cut-out area opens up my room a ton and having a desk in my room will give me a dedicated area to focus on homework and hopefully my future job? Anyways, I’m totally stoked about this and want to thank Granite State Independent living for giving me a grant for this conversion and Williams Construction for taking it on🙏 Off to River Valley Community College for free enrollment day✊ I’ll post more pictures when the conversion is all done👍
Happy Sunday. The past months have been real tough for me with my stomach aching everyday. Although I’ve missed a ton of school I happily received my diploma a couple weeks ago👍 I feel like it took forever.. Diploma ✔