For over fifteen
years, the Teddy’s Star Foundation has made it possible for people with
severe disabilities not only to expand their own lives, but also to contribute
to the development of the lives of us all via the benefits of Assistive
at no cost to the recipient, Assistive Technology and rehabilitative support
to persons who need it, but cannot afford it."
is any item, piece of equipment, software or product system that is used
to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals
Unless a person has been in the shoes of someone
who has a handicapped loved one, they have no idea what a foundation such
as this one can mean. While few persons who are handicapped have the resources
to finance equipment that is needed to make life a little easier, many
do not... MORE
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WE ARE NOW
RAISING FUNDS TO HELP TWO CHILDREN IN EAST CENTRAL
The total cost of
the equipment to help both children is $6,568.00. The Teddy's Star
match dollar for dollar all donations up to $3,000.00.
Please note that
all donations are tax deductible as Teddy's Star is a 501 (c) 3 not for
You may give three
different ways using our Pay Pal or Razoo links below or mailing us a check
using the form on our Contributions page. Thank you for your generosity...
The children are:
1. Girl. 2 years
old. Accidental brain injury. Injury prevents her from standing and walking
so her bones are not growing correctly.
2. Boy 2 years old
born very premature. Had brain bleeds, lung issues and severe stomach issues.
He can push with his legs but not support his weight.
The children need
adaptive equipment pictured here:
Pacer Gait Trainer
under this banner are designed to help individuals with spinal chord injuries
to be mobile or to perform such basic tasks as talking on the phone, turning
on the lights, or adjusting and changing channels on a TV set. In the past,
we have partnered with many innovative technology firms to provide these
much needed devices. The costs of living with paralysis are considerable,
especially when spinal chord injuries are involved. Insurance and government
plans can help, but many among us still run short when it comes to acquiring
even the basics of common care. In our latest completed project,
we partnered with MC Mobility Systems to provide an automated chair lift
apparatus for a van for a disabled person and his family in Kentucky. Our
current project is to provide mobility solutions for two local young children
in need. (Click here to read more…)
YOU CAN TRUST
In 2015, 91% of our foundation's
operating expenses were used for programs that benefit CHILDREN, FAMILIES,
AND COMMUNITIES IN NEED.
Our Donors are
concerned about the ever-growing problem of drug and alcohol addiction
that is sweeping our nation. We have joined hands with the Caron Treatment
www.caron.org, one of the nation’s
most highly regarded not-for-profit treatment organizations, as the exclusive
recovery resource for the Blake’s Star Program. The selection was made
based on the internationally recognized expertise at Caron for family-oriented
treatment, and programs which address the whole person (bio-psycho-social-spiritual)
with respect to themselves, their families, and their communities. Caron
will also be matching the $50,000 start-up round of funding with $50,000
of in-kind for treatment services. Coordinating this effort will be E.N.
(Chip) Burson, a long-time supporter and Executive Advisor for our foundation.
(Click here to read more…)
foundation, Teddy's Star receives $2,500 from Westinghouse - Kicks off
fund raising campaign.
Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility Funds Committee presented a check
Star — A Foundation for Hope at the BB&T Bank... More