Recipients

Children You've Helped

A New Chance Foundation has helped nine children since they were created and are looking forward to changing many more lives for the better. The foundation has given a 16-month-old boy a Rifton Dynamic Stander, bought a ComfyLift therapeutic bed for an 8-year-old boy with Spina Bifida, and purchased an adjustable chair that allows a  3-year-old girl to eat and play safely.  With the support of volunteers and board members, A New Chance Foundation continues to grow and find new ways to give children with disabilities greater independence.

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Julia

Your support allowed A New Chance Foundation to provide Julia, a 3-year-old with a Motor Skills Disorder that causes her to be impulsive and lack safety awareness, with an x:panda multi-adjustable dynamic chair and a bathing chair. The x:panda allows her to play safely and sit upright when she's eating without feeling restrained. The bathing chair allows Julia to take a bath safely and provides the necessary supports for her body.

 

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Brennen

A lack of muscle strength causes Brennen to struggle to sit up on his own. Since he was just learning how to crawl, Brennen has needed a Rifton Stander so he could stand independently and have mobility in his home. A New Chance Foundation was able to provide the Rifton Stander for Brennen and his family, thanks to your ongoing support. The stander has improved his breathing and strengthened the muscles throughout his body, especially in his trunk.

 

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Thomas

Thomas has Spina Bifida and is paralyzed from the waist down. A New Chance Foundation bought Thomas a ComfyLift bed that prevents him from falling out of bed and from rolling onto his back, which ensures that the wound on his back won't open in his sleep.

 

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Zach

With your help, A New Chance Foundation was able to help purchase a Nu Step Incumbent Bike for Zach, a 15-year-old who is paralyzed. The bike is set up with a swivel full seat so that Zach can easily transfer from his wheelchair to the bike, and it also has leg stabilizers to lock in Zach's knees so that the his legs do not fall. 

 

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Logan

Your support allowed A New Chance Foundation to provide Logan, a 6-year-old with Down Syndrome, a Rifton Tricycle. The tricycle will give Logan the opportunity to develop head and trunk control as well as promote the use of his upper and lower extremities.

 

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Eric

A 12-year-old living with cerebral palsy-spastic quadriplegia, Eric experiences tightening and stiffening of his limbs, causing limited movement. A New Chance Foundation was able to help increase his mobility by providing a large Rifton adaptive tricycle that promotes upper and lower extremity strengthening and conditioning.

 

Austin

Your support allowed A New Chance Foundation to provide Austin, a 13 year old with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome, a Rifton Tricycle. The tricycle promotes lower extremity strengthening and coordination in addition to enabling social interaction with his peers and siblings.  

 

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Ava

Your support allowed A New Chance Foundation to provide Ava, a 3-year-old with multiple developmental delays and sensory issues a bathing chair and a Rifton Pacer Gait Trainer. The bathing chair allows Ava to take a bath safely and provides the necessary supports for her body. The Rifton Pacer Gait Trainer allows Ava to stand, practice the walking motion, and strengthen the muscles in her legs.

 

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Timmy 

Your support allowed A New Chance Foundation to provide Timmy with an iPad and apps that will allow him to communicate his wants and feelings for the first time. Timmy is 12 years old and has autism. He is nonverbal and can not sign, so the iPad will give him the freedom of expression and a new found independence. 

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Yosselin

Your support allowed A New Chance Foundation to provide Yosselin, a little girl fighting bone cancer, and her family with a brand new home. The family's old home was in a poor state due to termites, mold, and a cracked foundation. The new house is built with an open floor plan which is easily accessible for Yosselin in her wheelchair and walker.