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MAINE ADAPTIVE SPORTS & RECREATION

27th Annual Ski-A-Thon Newry,  Maine

Donations as of August 01, 2014:

$60.00 Raised Offline
$1,074.00 Raised Online
$1,134.00 Total Raised

The Gelder Kids

WE'VE RAISED OUR GOAL! We think we can raise even more!

Thank you for visiting our Personal Fundraising Page. Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to our fundraising efforts. Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

Devki was born in India and had a shaky start to life. Adopted at 16 months old, she arrived to our home with significant challenges. Malnutrition had left her unable to sit or crawl or barely lift her head, and her hair was dry and falling out in patches. She had behaviors and emotional distress from being severely institutionalized. She is legally blind with optic atrophy (likely due to prenatal malnutrition) and also has mild cerebral palsy. In addition, she has lifelong health challenges.

Does any of this hold her back?! Definitely NOT! She is bright, spunky, funny, and full of spirited goodwill for all! And… She has also LOVED participating in the Maine Adaptive Sports program. Last summer ('11), she went to a week-long sports camp for the blind and visually impaired, where she became the fencing champ! She also did skateboarding, swimming, bowling, rock-wall climbing, and a kickball-type game called goalball. Her self-esteem and confidence soared!

Last winter she also tried downhill skiing for the first time, and can't wait to hit the slopes again this winter. That's why the five of us Gelder kids are participating together in this skiathon - so we can provide opportunities for kids just like Devki.

This sort of programming is available to Devki and other children thanks to the generous support of the Maine Adaptive Sports program, and that is made possible through everyday folks like you! Any little bit can help to bring smiles, confidence and physical fitness to all children. Thank you!

 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Ellen Peters
$20.00
Officer Wesley
$10.00*
Jim Hand
$20.00*
Anonymous
$5.00
Lyman (the big guy) Phillips Better you than me... BRRRRRR!
$25.00
Mrs. Lecompte
$5.00
Suzan Nelson
$25.00*
Maggie Maurer-Fazio
$20.00
Retelle family
$20.00
Amie Parker
$10.00
Emily Kane
$15.00
Margaret Imber
$25.00
Sherry Russell and Frances Hitchens Go Devki! We are big fans!!!
$15.00
The Perkins Family :) Simply Fantastic!
$15.00
Betty McLeod Have fun! Great family supporting a great cause!
$25.00
Leah Citrin
$18.00
Bebop and Grampie Berne Good luck!
$30.00
Mrs. Langevin
$5.00*
Phil McPhee Rock on Gelder Kids! and Mom and Dad
$50.00
Tracy, Amy, & Michael Glazier Good Luck & Have Fun!
$50.00
Govind, Allison, Sujata, & Vineet in MA Have fun!
$50.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Fosters in Providence hi to all --hope you make the goal!
$30.00
Rachel Great effort - Enjoy!
$10.00
The Buntons Great idea, proud of you all!
$50.00
Dana Milair Good Luck and have fun!
$50.00
The Crockers Good luck!
$25.00
Michaels Family Have fun out there!
$25.00
Another Smiling Believer Reach For The Stars!
$316.00
Dave Misner Way to go, Gelders!!! :-)
$50.00
Deb Philbrick Love you kids! Deb & Mary
$20.00
The Labontes Good luck, and ENJOY!
$15.00
Anita Charles Go for it, kids! :-)
$50.00
Duncan Gelder
$10.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$60
Raised Online
$1,074
Total Raised
$1,134
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