Family hopes to raise $20K to purchase special wheelchair for young spina bifida patient
Addison Hall is 11 years old and has had 12 surgeries. She loves the outdoors but the wheelchair she has now makes it hard for her to get around. So her family is trying to raise $20,000 to buy her a special track wheelchair.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A local family is working on a huge surprise for a young girl.
Addison Hall was born with Spina bifida and has been in and out of the hospital. The New Haven girl has had 12 surgeries in just her 11 years of life.
She lays in her bed at Kosair Children's Hospital. She says she's tired and in pain.
She's passing the time making silly faces with a craft kit. It's one of several gifts she received from local police who visited Kosair.
The New Haven girl has been hospitalized for two weeks now after her Scoliosis got worse. She loves to hunt and go outdoors, but her wheelchair doesn't make it easy.
"We live by a river. She likes to hunt. We just can't get her there, can't get her in a stand," Addison's mom, Shari Hall, said. "It's just hard for her to be able to go where everybody else gets to go."
Her family has set up a GoFundMe page and needs $20,000 to purchase a specialty wheelchair designed to handle tough terrain.
So far, more than $1400 has been raised.
Addison's aunt, Karen Miles, says she is willing to do whatever it takes to get the wheelchair as a surprise.
"I just can't think of anything else that she would want more," Miles said. "As long as it takes I'll keep working at it. We will get it. We will surprise her with it."
Her aunt says the donation page is the only way to get the wheelchair because her parents have so many medical bills.
"That regular wheelchair won't go through a field. She knows that this one can get her where she needs to be and will get to hunt more often," Miles said. "I just think she deserves to have something she wants and that's the only thing she asked for."
Click here to make a donation on the GoFundMe page.
Or you can send checks to the following address:
Karen Miles (Addison’s Aunt)
2360 Stringtown Road
Loretto, KY 40037
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