CCVI Trolley Run - 30th Annual - Go Buddy Go!

Sunday, April 29, 2018 in Kansas City, MO at 75th and Wornall Road

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Buddy was born November 4, 2011. Actually, his name is Liam, but his 20-month sister at the time called him Buddy and it stuck.

Buddy was a happy, healthy six month old baby until a seizure at daycare May 7, 2012 resulted in an ambulance ride to Children’s Mercy. The news was devastating. A brain tumor hemorrhaged. They’d do everything to save him but “he probably wasn’t going to make it.” What?!

The good news: he made it. The bad news: it wasn’t without consequence. A large portion of the left side of his brain was dead tissue; he was partially paralyzed; epileptic; visually impaired; cognitively and developmentally disabled, and lots of other scary stuff may come later.

Enter the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired (CCVI). A non-profit organization dedicated to helping improve the lives of some of our most vulnerable kids.

The CCVI team consists of visually impaired certified teachers, PTs, OTs, Speech Paths, Braillists, Orientation & Mobility specialists, Assistive Technology specialists, a social worker who counsels and connects families to resources in the community and public/private education; connection to other families. They come into your home until your child turns 2 and help you transition to their school setting where they are eligible to stay through the age of 7.

None of this would be possible without generous donations. CCVI is a non-profit. It’s not an elite, private school for the wealthy. They welcome kiddos of all socio-economic backgrounds, regardless of ability to pay or severity of disability.

On average, it costs $40,000 to educate each child at CCVI. Donations are its lifeblood. The possibility of not being able to afford your child’s life-dependent education, therapy, medicine or medical bills is the most helpless, lonely feeling in the world.

We appreciate the support from people like you and CCVI who are poised to help ease part of this feeling. There’s not enough room on the internet for me to express my gratitude to our CCVI team.

Thanks for reading.

Bethany

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Contributors on Behalf of Go Buddy Go!

Donors

  1. Vml Foundation - Make a Donation
  2. Douglas Elmer - Make a Donation
  3. Amanda & Josh Luther - Make a Donation
  4. Katie Foster - Make a Donation
  5. Nicole Bregar - Make a Donation
  6. Elizabeth Hastings - Make a Donation
  7. Ann Fandrey - Make a Donation
  8. Amy Ristich - Make a Donation
  9. Kevin Connors - Make a Donation
  10. Tammy Stallbaumer - Make a Donation
  11. Sarah Vore - Make a Donation
  12. Judy K Dugan - Make a Donation
  13. Paula Bork - Make a Donation
  14. Elizabeth Bagnoche - Make a Donation
  15. Michelle Rice - Make a Donation
  16. Mike & Cindy Jackson - Make a Donation
  17. Heather Mayfield - Make a Donation
  18. Denise Wiese - Make a Donation
  19. Missy Walter - Make a Donation
  20. Susan West - Make a Donation
  21. Vml Foundation - Make a Donation
  22. Kelli Wikoff - Make a Donation
  23. Allison Eblen - Make a Donation
  24. Frankie Majewski - Make a Donation
  25. Deb Sull - Make a Donation
  26. Mike & Cindy Jackson - Make a Donation
  27. Kim Flores - Make a Donation
  28. Debra Sull - Make a Donation
  29. Kendra Gagnon - Make a Donation
  30. Michelle Wedberg - Make a Donation
  31. Connie Mendrys - Make a Donation
  32. Sara Gordon - Make a Donation
  33. Katherine Faulkner - Make a Donation
  34. Maggie Liang - Make a Donation
  35. Mariangeles Murphy-Herd - Make a Donation
  36. Patrick Bevilacqua - Make a Donation
Donors total: $4,427.41

Event Participants

  1. Danny Elmer, Ben Elmer, Theodore Elmer, Ambriel Renn-Scanlan, Doug Elmer - Children's Center for the Visually Impaired Family Team Member
  2. Dixie Davis, Lorri Glover, Cindy Walter, Julie Krauth - Children's Center for the Visually Impaired Family Team Member
  3. Natasha Burgert - Children's Center for the Visually Impaired Family Team Member
  4. Josh Baumgartner, Amanda Baumgartner - Children's Center for the Visually Impaired Family Team Member
  5. Lisa Wilkinson, Greg Wilkinson - Children's Center for the Visually Impaired Family Team Member
  6. Meredith Wacha, Melanie Mendrys - Children's Center for the Visually Impaired Family Team Member
  7. Courtney Craig - Children's Center for the Visually Impaired Family Team Member
  8. Erin Van Hoet - Children's Center for the Visually Impaired Family Team Member
  9. Jen McDonald - Children's Center for the Visually Impaired Family Team Member
  10. Traci Martin - Children's Center for the Visually Impaired Family Team Member
  11. Tracey Kendall - Individual Entry
  12. Kay Hart - Individual Entry
  13. Heather Bruce - Children's Center for the Visually Impaired Family Team Member
  14. Hannah Kerr - Children's Center for the Visually Impaired Family Team Member
  15. Deborah Sicoli - Children's Center for the Visually Impaired Family Team Member
  16. Annie Luther - Children's Center for the Visually Impaired Family Team Member
  17. Bethany Luther, Jeff Morstorf, Olivia Morstorf, Liam Morstorf - Children's Center for the Visually Impaired Family Team Member
  18. Elizabeth Wade, Lucy Wade - Children's Center for the Visually Impaired Family Team Member
Event Participants total: $190.00

progress
Go Buddy Go! has raised $4,617.41.
Go Buddy Go! has a goal of raising $2,500.00.

progress: 184.70%





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