Asking for help is never easy, but that’s exactly what Karen Gill, a single mom, is doing to ensure the safety of her daughter, Charli.
Charli suffered a severe stroke a few days before being born. When she was 6 months old, she had developed a rare form of epilepsy called West Syndrome. Charli has had 30 surgeries since birth, including one to remove the left half of her brain to stop the seizures.
The 10-year-old has experienced a growth spurt recently, making it more difficult for Karen to transport her daughter in and out of her car. After gettting hurt while trying to get Charli into the car, she realized she needed to ask for help.
She set up a GoFundMe to raise $12,000.00 to buy a wheelchair accessible car. New vans that are wheelchair accessible can run upwards of 50 thousand dollars, but they’re looking for something used and reliable to get them from A to B.
Since the story aired, the Tyler Foundation announced they will match up to $10,000.00 of donations made to the GoFundMe, from today until March 31st.