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Scarlett Mckibbin

Fundraising for Scarlett M's Van Raam OPair

Scarlett was born at 24 weeks weighing only 1lb 5.5oz. She had heart surgery at 5 months old, has a trache, gtube, hearing impaired, image processing disorder,
seizure disorder, aphasia, brain damage sir to a hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy(loss of oxygen to brain), cerebral palsy, etc... If you look at her pictures she is like any other child. She's my hero in so many ways. She has gone through so many challenges that most adults will never go through in a lifetime. At the age 2 she had her hypoxic injury that caused brain damage leaving her the inability to walk all on her own anymore along with several other things. Being that she is not able to ride a bike on her own and ontop of that wherever she goes she has to have an emergency go bag with her at all times it makes it difficult to find a cheap bike. I would love to able to take her in a bike to let her feel the wind in her hair and let her soak in the scenery as we stroll on by. With that same bike when we stop, I would love to be able to push her around in a wheelchair that disconnects from the bike. I would love a bike like this because I know my daughter would truly enjoy not only riding the bike with me but also exploring any town we travel too.

Since she is not able to ride a bike on her own and onto of that wherever she goes she has to have an emergency go bag with her at all times, it makes it difficult to find a cheap bike. I'm a separated mom taking care of her full time and I would love to take her in a bike somewhere. At the same time with that same bike stop and still be able to push her in a when chair. Since she had her hypoxic injury at 2 it caused brain damage leaving her the inability to walk all on her own anymore.

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My little hero

She loves going everywhere... we have gone to DC to the congenital heart defect conference to meet with Congress, have unraveled overseas, festivals, musicals, petting zoos, amusement parks to festivals and so much more

She has gotten to walk on a red carpet, crowned a princess and even danced in stage at the Blumenthal on Charlotte, NC.

Mom and Scarlett both dressed up as pirates. Everybody thought we were boys.

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If you can't climb a mountain, I will always find a way to bring you to the top

If she can't swing herself, I will always push her

She loves the water even though she has to keep her neck completely out of the water

We gave gone to see the Hornets, the Knights and the Panthers

Even when sick she always persevered and smiled

Halloween has always been fun for us

Some pictures before she turned 2. All was taken at the hospital, but 1 picture.

My little 24weeker at 1month old

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$1,996 raised of $6,400 goal
 

Recent Donations

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1. Tuyethoa Dang
$100.00
2. Huong Phan
Hope you get the bike Scarlett. Love Grandma and Grandpa
$30.00
3. Elly & Evritt
We love you Scarlett! Keep that contagious smile shining!
$100.00
4. Tam Phan
Big hug and love from our family.
5. Ngoc Tran
$100.00
6. Tam Phan