The goal of the wheels4Esther campaign is to provide mobility and safety for Esther.
Funds are being raised through SIM for:
- Costs not covered by insurance for a power wheelchair customized for Esther’s needs with tilt, recline, elevating legs, and seat elevator (estimated cost US$ 7,700)
- A gently used handicapped van (estimated cost US $40,000)
The Carolinas ALS and MDA Center is loaning us a power wheelchair until Esther’s new wheelchair becomes available.
Gifts to SIM designated for Christensen Ministry Account #010330 are tax deductible.
In 2014 over one hundred and fifteen million dollars was raised for ALS research through a social media phenomenon called the“Ice Bucket Challenge.” These funds were used to accelerate ALS research and treatment . Thus far, some drugs have been identified to help slow the disease, but there is not yet a known cure.