As the Covid 19 pandemic continues to impact our everyday lives, the future has never felt so unpredictable. These are challenging times for us all and we hope that you and your families are in good spirits, safe, and well.
Our Foundation has also been faced with many significant and unforeseen challenges due to the global pandemic. Because of quarantine and distancing requirements in 2020, we were unable to hold our major annual fundraising event, “The Mother’s Day Luncheon”. Unfortunately the luncheon was not held again this year.
As a result, we are relying solely on private donations and grant awards to support our recipient families. Despite these difficult obstacles, we continue to support our mission to enrich the lives of children with special needs and fulfill as many requests as possible within our budgetary constraints.
Some of the equipment and services provided over the past year include the following:
· Adaptive tricycles
· Multiple adaptive chairs and strollers and wheelchairs
· Power Standers
· Contribution toward purchase of service dog
· Outdoor fence installation for children with autism to provide for greater safety
· Tuition fees for therapeutic summer camps
Those of you that have attended prior Mother’s Day Luncheons may be familiar with a “Special Project” fundraising initiative whereby a portion of the funds raised at the event are used to support a specific project. This project is larger in scope than medical equipment or services we typically support. They are often home renovations to provide for handicap accessibility in/out and around the child’s home. The cost for this type of project typically exceeds $10,000.
This year we hope to support an 11 year old boy named Cole who lives with his family in Cheshire, CT.
Cole was born with Angelman Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the nervous system. Cole has extremely limited mobility and intellectually disabled. He suffers from seizures, sleep problems, and is non verbal.
Cole and his family were all impacted by Covid 19. His father was hospitalized for several weeks. His Mom and brother were sick as well. However, Cole’s illness had the most significant impact. As a result of having Covid, Cole lost the limited mobility that he had prior to contracting the virus. He can not walk unassisted and must be carried in and out of their home.
His physical therapist and doctors recommended a wheelchair accessible deck and ramp be installed in the front of their home to allow him safe access. Currently, his Dad is carrying him when he needs to leave their home which is not sustainable as Cole continues to grow.
It is our goal to raise $10,000 for this project.
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Our Foundation is forever grateful for the support of our many generous donors over the past 17 years.
With your continued help, we will be able to positively impact the lives of these children and families in need for many years to come…
The Molly Ann Tango Memorial Foundation