Job well done.
In 16 hours, 92 CKNW listeners have donated more than 14,000 to help buy Laura Kew get a new motorized wheelchair.
She’s the six-year-old with cerebral palsy from Chilliwack, whose wheelchair was taken when the family van was stolen on Monday.
The van was recovered, but trashed, and there was no sign of the wheelchair.
A go-fund-me page was set up yesterday, and this morning the goal of $14,000 was surpassed.
Mother Charlene calls the public reaction overwhelming.
“We had a father and his three children that had emptied out their piggy banks and they came to our door and they handed it to our daughter.”
And she says Laura hasn’t been upset with all of this.
“She’s our determined, smiley Laura. No matter what 95% of her day is spent smiling.”
And to all of those who have donated, a thank you from Drex, CKNW, and the CKNW Orphan’s Fund.
To donate, click here.