Eli Kerr Buddies

$6,545.00/6000.00

Eli Kerr Buddies

First - Thank you for your support!
A brief ELI update: Eli worked at Lindsey's Lemonade Stand again this year. He moved from helper to making lemonade! Big step for Eli - all made possible by the owner William Head. Lindsey's is Eli's first official summer job. He is a tubing fanatic and has started taking water-ski and wakeboard lessons. Eli plans to start snowboarding this winter. Speech is still a major struggle for Eli and several of his buddies. We plan to bring additional resources to families needing speech therapy this year.
I am sad and embarrassed to say I really did not grasp the scope of Eli's challenges until eight or nine years ago. It finally occurred to me that Eli's daily experience was as if you dropped me into a foreign country where no one speaks or understands English. If you have traveled abroad you know that is fun for a day or two but then it gets frustrating. When you try to ask for directions or express yourself, jealousy, anger or anything else the net result is intense frustration. I thought Eli was a “big pains in the you know what!” When I finally got a grasp of his challenges I became much more patient. Compounding the speech issues we found that Eli needed glasses and finally found out just two years ago that his hearing is bad enough to require hearing aids. All of this, speech therapy, glasses and hearing aids has all helped Eli tremendously. All of this coupled with an exercise “Boot Camp” run by Mike Huber for kids with challenges have changed our lives.
We do not need additional Buddy Page contributions for Eli or any other family with the means to provide for themselves. We do need them for the families; many of them single parent households, who do not have the resources to assist their children. For families that are financially and emotionally “just hanging on” you can be a lifeline. Please donate at the level comfortable for you. To give you a guide
$25 one Boot camp session
$100 Evening of respite for a family
$125 one speech therapy session
$350 one month of “Boot Camp”
$500 one month of Speech therapy
$1250 one week of summer camp
$2000 Sponsor speech therapy clinic for families

Contributors to this Buddy Team

Terrell Foundation

$200.00

October 26th, 2014

Molpus Foundation

$250.00

October 26th, 2014

Mary Newell

$25.00

October 24th, 2014

Brick House

$200.00

Go Eli ! From your friends at Brick House Winery , Doug and Melissa

October 20th, 2014

Paula

$50.00

GO ELI!!! your buddies, the Hubbells

September 27th, 2014

Tony

$100.00

September 26th, 2014

Kathy

$30.00

Eli Rocks!

September 26th, 2014

Linda

$45.00

Eli, You rock! The Ellerbruch/Brunner family

September 25th, 2014

Adam

$25.00

September 25th, 2014

Lorri

$175.00

Go Eli and buddies! We love you! Mike, Lorri, Brett, Paige and Jack Kehoe

September 23rd, 2014

Susan Roach

$75.00

You're awesome Eli! Susie

September 23rd, 2014

Lara

$25.00

Go Eli! Love, Lara

September 23rd, 2014

Jeff

$100.00

Go Eli!

September 22nd, 2014

Alan and Diane

$50.00

Sorry we are out of town for the Buddy Walk! So exciting to know of such faith walk that translates to improving lives of children and young adults!

September 18th, 2014

Jeff Thiede

$75.00

In support of Eli Kerr and his family

September 10th, 2014

William Thurston

$100.00

Go Eli!

September 10th, 2014

Evette Richardson

$100.00

Eli, We are impressed with all your accomplishments. You have many friends and well deserved supporters. We wish you another year of success with your Buddy Walk Team. love, Evette, Dennis and Rex Richardson

September 7th, 2014

Jo Landefeld

$50.00

Go Eli!

September 5th, 2014

peter sullivan

$100.00

Good Luck Eli!

September 4th, 2014

Rachel & Michael Feferman

$150.00

September 2nd, 2014

DOUG & CHERYL TAYLOR

$100.00

GREAT NEIGHBOR AND FRIEND. GO ELI

September 1st, 2014

Colin Cave

$50.00

Team Eli Rocks!

August 29th, 2014

Dick and Sue Baty

$100.00

Eli DEFINITELY has a couple buddies down the way at 122 Cabana Pointe. Hope to see more of you before the summer is over!

August 28th, 2014

David Meharry

$50.00

August 27th, 2014

Andrew Marye

$50.00

Good luck, Eli!

August 27th, 2014

Keith Carmichael

$100.00

August 27th, 2014

Jon MacDonald

$50.00

August 26th, 2014

Blake St Onge

$100.00

August 26th, 2014

Jack Brittain

$100.00

August 25th, 2014

Graham Salisbury

$100.00

August 25th, 2014

Richard Baldwin

$500.00

August 25th, 2014

Allen Snelling

$100.00

Go Eli! from "Big Pie"

August 24th, 2014

Brad Hart

$500.00

Go Eli and friends! The Harts

August 22nd, 2014

Tom Varga

$500.00

From your friends @ CFOS :)

August 21st, 2014

Bruce Kerr

$2,075.00

We Love you Eli!

August 20th, 2014

Azin van Alebeek

$100.00

August 14th, 2014

The Mozak's

$45.00

Looking forward to a great day for a great reason!

May 1st, 2014