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Let's help Payton

Hey friends here at the Daily Paul,

A good friend of mine has a special needs daughter that is 4 years old, and they are presently not in a financial position to purchase some needed medical equipment for her, specifically a RIfton Pace Gait Trainer ( http://www.rifton.com/products/mobility/pacergaittrainers/K5... ) and a Drive Medical Pediatric Tilt-In-Space Wheelchair ( http://www.amazon.com/Drive-Medical-Pediatric-Tilt-In-Space-... ).

We have created a ChipIn page to try and raise the amount they need to purchase these two items, and seeing as how this is the Daily Paul, and, because I know what we are capable of when it comes to supporting a cause, I would love to see people donate. It doesnt' matter if it is $1 or $100 or more or anything in between. The goal here is to get this little girl her gear.

Let's help this little girl out. The total needed is only $2500 and we have already collected $230 last time I checked.

Sure, this has nothing to do with Politics, but it does have to do do with helping people just because we can. I dropped a $50 on this earlier today, and will be donating more soon. I plan on, in the course of the next week, donating at least a total of $200 myself Let's get this little girl what she needs. Here is the link, please go donate.


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Another Update: $1085 raised

Another Update:

$1085 raised so far.
Gait Trainer was found online and purchased at significant savings
Found a wheelchair online and when I inquired about it the people that own it donated it.

Next up: some orthopedic leg braces and a pink paint job for the Tilt-In-Space wheelchair.

Fuckin' Aye people are awesome...There is still time to help, we need to gather up another $1415 to hit the goal, all of which will be used for her medical equipment and care.

Update and shameless self-bump

We are now up to $875 of the $2500 needed for this equipment. I don't see who the donors are because I didn't create the ChipIn page, but if you have donated, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

If you haven't, please do, these are my friends, and I would be happy to put you in touch with them directly if you are apprehensive.



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chipped in a little to get it up to 850!

Americans are good people. Why does our government act the opposite way?

C'mon, people!

Its only 1 or 5 or 10 or 20 bucks...don't make excuses, just give!

That could be your little girl or grandchild!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Ecorob, Thank you so much for


Thank you so much for your donation. That is another step closer to getting her her medical equipment. I really can't express how much it means to me to see everyone that is willing to help a family and their child.

Thank you,


UPDATE: We are now 1/3 of the

UPDATE: We are now 1/3 of the way to out goal of $2500. We have currently collected $830 towards Paytons wheelchair and gait trainer. I don't know at this time if anyone here has donated, but if you have, I want to thank you for your generous donation.

Here are all the links regarding helping Payton

http://www.nwhosters.com (web hosting company, currently running a special on hosting/design to help Payton)
http://paytonballenger.chipin.com/equipment-for-our-special-... (ChipIn page)
https://www.facebook.com/helppaytontowalk (Facebook Page)

As I mentioned before, I know them personally. I failed to mention that I have been friends with her dad for around 37 years now. They are great people, please help if you can. I would love nothing more than to see this little girl get the equipment she needs :)

Good Luck


Thanks much! All the help and

Thanks much! All the help and well wishes mean a lot to me and to her parents :)

I don't know

I mean no offense, when I suggest you contact the Bishop in your Catholic Parrish. As a Catholic, we give quiet a bit for needs such as each of yours. May God Bless you abundantly! Ask....

I'm an atheist, and I am

I'm an atheist, and I am unable to enter a Church for reasons I care not to discuss. In fact, where I live, I probably couldn't even locate a Church. We have already collected $230 (including my $50 donation) as of the last time I checked. :) It will happen...