We run so Avery can Walk!
Valentines day 2006 was a much anticipated day for Gabe and Josephine Anderson. Their first child Avery was finally here.
Avery had been diagnosed before her birth with Congenital Hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain). There was nothing the doctors or Avery's parents could do until she was born. Two days after her birth Avery went in for her first Neuro Surgery. She was given a Shunt to drain the liquid from her brain. Unfortunately, she suffered permanent brain damage resulting in Cerebral Palsy and a number of other illnesses. For more information on Avery see http://jaandersen.blogspot.com/2010/04/school-meeting.html - http://jaandersen.blogspot.com/2009/03/neurosurgeon-appointment.html http://jaandersen.blogspot.com/2009/02/flash-back-friday-shunt-surgery.html -
Avery requires 10 therapy sessions a month, at a cost of $75-$150 per session the cost has surpassed her families abilities to pay for treatments. She has not received any therapy sessions since January, 2012.
Avery's first "Long" Walk
On Christmas day 2011 Avery took 75 steps unassisted. For a child that was never supposed to have taken one step, 75 is quite an accomplishment and a credit to the many doctors that have helped her. The therapy works. Please help if you can.
Bryan Keele, President Accounting Techniques, Inc.
Avery and Bryan at the Finish!
How To Donate
There are Two ways to donate, you can send a check made directly to the Anderson Family or if you would like to deduct your donation as a charitable donation on your tax return, make your check payable to "Valley Word Church" and include Avery Anderson in the memo line.
Suggestion Donation $26.00 one dollar for each mile of the Marathon.
Send all checks to P.O. Box 1048 Salem, VA 24153
Saturday April 21, 2012 Bryan Keele, President of Accounting Techniques Inc. will run the entire Blue Ridge Marathon in a shirt and tie as a benefit for Avery Anderson.
Big Sister of two!
Avery today with her two little brothers.
We would feel incredibly guilty if we didn't formally thank the generous donors of time and resources shown below. Please support them whenever and however you can. Click on their images below if you would like to learn more about them.