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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Lindsay Foundation

Helping Sponsor The Lindsay Foundation's Ride for the Bear 2011


This isn't the first time that I have written about The Lindsay Foundation and it definitely won't be the last.  This foundation has my heart, as not only have the helped Luke~they have helped numerous friends with their special needs' children~funding speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical equipment, strollers, wheelchairs, lifts and communication devices.

http://maggieandluke.blogspot.com/2011/01/announcing-another-grant.html

I am forever grateful for their help and am now asking that you help them.

They need you to go to the Vivint Facebook Page and LIKE it.  
Then click on Vivint Gives Back Project.
The Lindsay Foundation is located in the Central zone on the map.
Click on them and ENDORSE.  
You will have to do this daily to make an impact.

$100,000 to $250,000 is going to be given to charities~that would help A LOT of children.

And if you don't~then consider this...donate at least $20 to The Lindsay Foundation.
If you feel lead to do so, please make your donation in honor of Luke Tarpley.  If we have donations that "pay forward" what we have received, we will be able to apply for additional help for Luke's therapy if/when needed.

The Lindsay Foundation

P. O. Box 1073
Huffman TX 77336

Go to http://www.lindsayfoundation.org/ and then click on Lindsay's Kids to see all of the kids that they have helped so far.  Look closely and you will see Luke's pic ;) 

Mission
The Lindsay Foundation is a 501-C-3 non-profit organization whose primary goal is to assist families with the resources necessary to provide medical treatment, therapies, and rehabilitative equipment in order to improve the quality of life for their special-needs children.


Background
Lindsay was a special needs child. She passed away in 1999. Her mom, Laurie McMillan-Henry, so many times had to fight bureaucracies and insurance companies in order to obtain what she needed for Lindsay. She established The Lindsay Foundation in 1999 in the hopes that she could assist other families fighting those same battles. Her statement was that "having a special needs child is not a burden, providing those needs is".

Families with special-needs children face traumatic medical expenses whether due to birth defect or catastrophic illness or accident. They often see themselves having to choose which need they can meet due to financial restrictions. These are the families that the Lindsay Foundation is there for.

Once information is confirmed, every application for assistance is presented to their Board of Directors for review.

After being established in 1999, they assisted their first family in July 2000. They have provided, among other things, medical supplies not covered by insurance, aquatic therapy, horse riding therapy, a special power supply for a communication device, a Chat PC, a custom fitted power wheelchair, a number of wheel-chair lifts and, in one instance, they were able to pay the reduced surgical fees to a pediatric cardiologist.

The Lindsay Foundation is funded solely by events and donations and all work within the Foundation is done on a voluntary basis.

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