Looking back, it was a great year full of fundraisers and events such as:
The Boston Bruins Alumni Classic to benefit the Crotched Mountain Accessible Recreation and Sports program where David got to meet Governor Lynch, Rick Middleton and the rest of the Boston Bruins Alumni team and help them raise money for CMARS.
In the Spring David did a Tag Sale. In August at the high school, with the help of his friend Caragh, a 5K Fun Run. In November a group of individuals from the area, with the help of the Branch River Theatre group, put on a show to benefit David called, “Way Off Broadway”.
There have been many corporations, retail business, restaurants, and nonprofit groups which have all helped raise funds for David. Some of these include: StingRay Optics, Architect Michael Petrovick, Williams Construction, Land Surveyor Wendy Pelletier, Stebbins Spectacular Painting, Granite Gorge Ski Area, Elm City Bagels, Amicci’s, Andy’s Cycle, Ted’s Shoes, Blanchard & Sons Drywall, Park Ave Deli & Market, Canon Solutions America and the many, many others who have helped David. We Thank You All!
There are also many individuals and sustaining members who have helped with their donations throughout the past year. These individual donors come from the local community, the state, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New England, across the country and from around the world.
There are also many individuals that have helped by donating their time for such things as the move from Main Street to Old Walpole Rd, staining the kitchen cabinets, cleaning the new house to get it ready for us to move in, installing David’s TV, or just hanging out and spending time with David.
There are also Individuals that donated items such as food, gift certificates and furniture. Just last weekend Terry, our neighbor, donated a bookcase that he had in his garage. It came at the right time. We were in the process of cleaning and organizing the basement to make room for David’s new Upper Tone (see photo above.) Thank you Terry and thank you everyone.
Over the past year, with your help, we were able to raise funds to make the house wheelchair accessible, get David a manual wheelchair and get an Upper Tone exercise station to help strengthen his upper body.
It has been an amazing year. We could not have done it without your support. You all have helped David come a long way.
You all have touched David, my family and myself deeply. We are very grateful for your support and can not thank you all enough.
David’s Dad Paul